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15 Terms Every BIM User Needs to Know

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Governments such as those of the UK, Germany and now Chile are beginning to require BIM for public projects. This momentum makes it increasingly likely that your next project, whether in the US or elsewhere, will require you to become BIM-compliant.

For those AEC professionals faced with a requirement for BIM, or who want to use BIM to improve their workflows, we’ve compiled 15 key terms that you should know before you get started.

BIM Protocol


What’s a BIM protocol, you ask?

A BIM protocol is a legal agreement that keeps everything on a BIM project moving smoothly. It sets up the role of the Information Manager and any incorporated standards for all team members to follow. It then obliges suppliers to provide BIM data at specified levels of detail and provides necessary protections for producers of information by way of BIM-specific licenses

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