Glossary F - K

Federated model

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

Final BIM

See record BIM.

Four-dimensional

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