Monday, September 27, 2010

BIM - How would you define it?

I was thinking the other day on how I would define BIM to someone. McGraw Hill defined it in their recently released Smart Market report on Green BIM. It defined BIM as follows:
BIM is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. As such, it serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility and forms a reliable basis for decisions during its lifecycle, from inception onward. BIM also refers broadly to the creation and use of digital models and related collaborative processes between companies to leverage the value of the models.

Wow. That’s a mouthful. In short, it’s a great way to communicate between team members and external trades!

So, how would you define it? Do you feel that is an accurate definition?