Abbreviations and Acronyms

2D Two-dimensional
3D Three-dimensional
4D Four-dimensional
A/E Architect/engineer
AEC Architecture, engineering, and construction, or architecture, engineering, and contracting
AECOO Architects, engineers, constructors, owners, and operators
AGC Associated General Contractors of America
AIA American Institute of Architects
BAS Building automation system
BEA Building energy analysis
BEM Building energy model
BEMP Building Energy Modeling Professional
BEP BIM execution plan
BESA Building Energy Simulation Analyst
BIM The acronym BIM has multiple meanings: building information model, building information modeling, and building information management
CAD Computer-aided design
CAFM Computer-aided facility management
CFR Central Facility Repository
CIFE Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
CMa Construction manager as agent
CMc Construction manager as contractor
CMMS Computerized maintenance management system
COBie Construction Operations Building Information Exchange
GSA General Services Administration
GUID Globally unique identifier
HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
IAI International Alliance for Interoperability
IDM Information delivery manual
IFC Industry Foundation Classes
IPD Integrated project delivery
LOD See level of detail and level of development
MEP/FP Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection
MVD Model view definition
NBIMS-US National BIM Standard-United States
NBSAP National Business Space Assignment Policy
NIBS National Institute for Building Sciences
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
O&M Operations and maintenance
OCA Office of the Chief Architect
ODC Office of Design and Construction
P100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service
PBS Public Buildings Service
POR Program of requirements
SBU Sensitive but unclassified
SDM Spatial Data Management
SI International System of Units
SOW Statement of work or scope of work
SPie Specifiers' Properties information exchange
SPV Spatial program validation
VDC Virtual design and construction


Last Reviewed 2016-06-28