Glossary

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Open BIM

OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows.

Industry Foundation Class (IFC)

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) specification is a neutral data format to describe, exchange and share information typically used within the building and facility management industry sector (AEC/FM). 

Interoperability

The ability of BIM tools from multiple vendors to exchange building model data and operate on that data.