Building information modeling (BIM) is widely accepted for a variety of building and government projects. While many United States construction firms are aware of BIM and the terminology, other firms, especially those outside the United States, might not be current with the jargon. With changes in government requirements in countries like Germany and the United Kingdom, global construction firms and suppliers will want to take the time to brush up on their terminology and ensure they have a general understanding of the processes, protocols, and procedures.
Becoming more familiar with BIM terminology does not mean your firm has to understand every single intricacy or detail, as there are CAD architectural drafting services who can lend support, assistance, and their expertise when it comes to creating documents and putting them together for projects requiring BIM.
- Building information modeling (BIM) Protocol – This protocol is the legal agreement to keep the project progressing correctly. It defines various roles of project managers, the building standards to be used, and more. As such, material suppliers, contractors, and others working on the project are required to supply specific information at specific times as the project progresses.
- BEP (BIM Execution Plan) – Preconstruction and post-construction are the two types of BEPs used with BIM projects. Basically, they describe the effectiveness of contractors and suppliers to provide services and materials when they are required, as well as create benchmarks to monitor the overall performance of the project.
- EIR (Employers Information Requirements) – This BIM document details how information is going to be delivered and what processes are going to be used. The document should cover commercial requirements, technical requirements, and managerial requirements.
- MIDP (Master Information Delivery Plan) – This is essentially a list of who is doing what and when they are doing it. This includes who is supplying AutoCAD drafting and drawing services, when drawings will be made available, what equipment is required, what contractors are providing services, what suppliers are providing materials, and so on.
- PIM (Project Information Model) – The purpose of the PIM is to serve as a design model that incorporates all aspects of the entire project. The model can include visual and non-visual information, and outlines how each party is going to implement their part of the project.
- CDE (Common Data Environment) –CDE helps to make the project data easily accessible utilizing collaboration, in a secure, shared area on the Cloud. This way, everyone has access to all the documents and data needed for the project, with the ability to update and make changes as needed. Not only does it help reduce errors and miscommunications, but also eliminates the need for project contributors having to provide access to their own internal systems.
Keep in mind the above information is only a generalized overview of the BIM terms and may not reflect every single aspect or detail. If you require further assistance with BIM project documents, or other CAD and architectural drawings and documents, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Q-Cad now by calling 800-700-3305.