5D, BEP, LOA, IFC, VDC... BIM is rife with technical terms that can easily get quite confusing.
Building information modelling (BIM) is rapidly becoming a universally-applied tool within the construction industry and elsewhere. However, it is a field that is rife with technical jargon, industry-specific phrases, and acronyms that can be bewildering to MEP engineers. That's why we've put together a handy pocket guide containing a brief glossary of some of the most commonly used, but easily misunderstood, terms used in the BIM sector.
In the BIM Phrasebook you'll find explanations of terms commonly used in BIM projects, such as:
- The BIM execution plan
- IFC (Industry Foundation Class)
- LOD (Level of Development)
- VDC (Virtual Design and Construction)
- .. and much more