Glossary A - E
See record BIM.
An assembly is the combination of the component sub-elements that comprise a single installed product. For example, an air handling unit would be an assembly comprised of a fan, a motor, etc.
BIM execution plan
A BEP is a document that describes how BIM will be implemented on a project, the BIM applications within the project, and all stakeholder responsibilities.
Building information management
BIM is a comprehensive strategy for collecting, managing, and sharing required data / information to accurately support facility life cycle from early planning to building disposal.
Citation: "NAVFAC", Whole Building Design Guide, accessed 01/28/2016.
Building information model
A BIM is digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility, usually consisting of a three-dimensional model integrated with a database about materials, products, components, systems, and their properties and performance.
Citation: "BIM for the Terrified", NBS, accessed 02/25/2016.
Building information modeling
BIM is the use of geometric and data modeling software to create a virtual representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building.
A unique instance of an element type.
Construction Operations Building Information Exchange
COBie is an open standard that provides a structure to help capture building asset information necessary for successful maintenance, operation, and management of facilities.
Citation: "CMMS/CAFM Topical Interest Committee (CCTC)", NIBS, accessed 01/28/2016
Current conditions model
The information stored in the CFR that represents the facility at present. This can include any combination of CAD, BIM, or other documentation (e.g. PDF, DOC, XLS files) and other documentation that describe the facility geometry, contents, or engineering information for use in facility management or asset management.