Glossary

BIM
Building Information Modeling is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. Building Information Models (BIMs) are files (often but not always in proprietary formats and containing proprietary data) which can be exchanged… click here to visit Wikipedia for more information

BIM Task Group
The Building Information Modelling Task Group are supporting and helping deliver the objectives of the Government Construction Strategy and the requirement to strengthen the public sector’s capability in BIM implementation with the aim that all central government departments will be adopting, as a minimum, collaborative Level 2 BIM by 2016…. click here to visit BIM Task Group website

BS 1192:2007
Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice. Replaced BS 1192-5:1998. click here to visit BSI website

BSI
The British Standards Institution is the business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Our business is enabling others to perform better… click here to visit BSI website

CAWS
Common Arrangement of Work Sections, first published in 1987, is a construction industry working convention designed to promote standardisation of, and detailed coordination between, bills of quantities and specifications. It is part of an industry-wide coordinated projects information initiative… visit Wikipedia for more information

CIC
The Construction Industry Council is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. Established in 1988 with just five founder members, CIC now occupies a key role within the UK construction industry providing a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants…. visit CIC official website

CIOB
The Chartered Institute of Building is a body that represents construction management professionals who work within the built environment.The CIOB is a full member of the Construction Industry Council… click here to visit CIOB website or Wikipedia website

COBie
Construction Operations Building Information Exchange is a data format for the publication of a subset of building model information focused on delivering building information not geometric modeling. It is closely associated with building information modeling (BIM) approaches to design, construction and management of built assets… click here to visit Wikipedia for more information

EIR
The Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) form part of the appointment and tender documents on a BIM Project…. by BIM Task Group or by Designing Buildings Wiki

NBS
The National Building Specification is a UK-based system of construction specification used by architects and other building professionals to describe the materials, standards and workmanship of a construction project. It was launched in 1973… click here to visit NBS website or or Wikipedia website

PAS 1192-2:2013
Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling… click here to visit BSI website and download the document in PDF format alternatively visit BIM Task Group website or NBS website for more information

PAS 1192-3
Specification for information management for the operational phase of construction projects using building information modelling. The version for public consultation has been released… visit BIM Task Group website for more information

BS 1192-4:2014
Collaborative production of information Part 4: Fulfilling employers information exchange requirements using COBie… find out more about it on BIM Task Group website

RIBA
The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, but also internationally, founded for the advancement of architecture under its charter granted in 1837 and Supplemental Charter granted in 1971… click here to visit RIBA website or Wikipedia website

SBRI
The Small Business Research Initiative is a well established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives.
SBRI provides innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector, leading to better public services and improved efficiency and effectiveness… click here to visit SBRI website

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