Glossary F - K

Federated model

A model comprised of multiple independent, linked component models, drawings, or other data sources.

Final BIM

See record BIM.


Including the three spatial dimensions and an additional dimension of time.

IFC element

Any model element that is represented in the IFC specification.

IFC specification

A data standard maintained by buildingSMART International that includes all the definitions, schemas, and libraries of IFC.

Industry Foundation Classes

IFC is a neutral data format to describe, exchange, and share information typically used within the building and facility management industry sector.

Citation: "Main Page", IFC Wiki, accessed 07/01/2016.

Information delivery manual

An IDM is a standard methodology to capture and specify processes and information flow during the life cycle of a facility.

Last Reviewed 2016-07-01