Building Simulation Lab - BIM Implementation / Software Trainng / Consultancy / R&D
BIM Acronyms

2D: 2-dimensional
3D: 3-dimensional
4D: 4-dimensional (time)
5D: 5-dimensional (cost)
AEC: Architecture, engineering, and construction
AIM: Asset Information Model
AIR: Asset information requirements
AM: Asset management
API: Application programming interface
ASP: Application service provider
BAS: Building automation system
BCF: BIM collaboration format
BEP: BIM execution plan
BIM: Building Information Model(ing)
BIS: UK Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills
BMS: Building Management System
BS: British Standard
bSa: buildingSMART alliance
bsDD: buildingSMART Data Dictionary
bSI: buildingSMART International
BSI: British Standards Institute
CAD: Computer-aided design
CADD: Computer-aided design and drafting
CAFM: Computer-aided facility management
CAM: Computer-aided manufacture
CAPEX: Capital expenditure
CDE: Common data environment
CIC: Construction Industry Council
CMM: Capability Maturity Model
CMMS: Computerized Maintenance and Management System
COBie: Construction Operations Building information exchange
CPI: Coordinated project information
CPIx: Construction project information x-change
CR: Clash rendition
CSI: Construction Specifications Institute
DBB: Digital Built Britain
DfMA: Design for Manufacture and Assembly
DPoW: Digital Plan of Work
DMS: Document management system
EDMS: Electronic data management system
EIR: Employer’s information requirements
FM: Facilities management
GCS: Government Construction Strategy (UK)
GDL: Geometric Description Language
GIS: Geographical Information System
GSA: US Government Services Administration
GUID: Globally Unique ID (identifier)
HVAC: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
IAI: International Alliance for Interoperability (now known as buildingSMART)
iBIM: Integrated Building Information Modelling
ICT: Information and communications technology





IDM: Information Delivery Manual
ICT: Information and communications technology
IDM: Information Delivery Manual
IFC: Industry Foundation Classes
IFD: International Framework for Dictionaries
IoT: Internet of Things
IPD: Integrated project delivery
IP: Intellectual property
IR: Information requirements
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
IaaS: Infrastructure as a service
IT: Information technology
KPI: Key performance indicator
LOD: Level of definition (UK) or level of model detail (US – level of development)
LOI: Levels of model information
MEP: Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
MIDI: Master information document index
MIDP: Master information delivery plan
MPDT: Model production and delivery table
MVD: Model view definition
NBIMS: National Building Information Modeling Standard (US)
NBS: National Building Specification
NIBS: National Institute of Building Sciences (US)
O&M: Operations and maintenance
OIR: Organizational information requirements
OPEX: Operating expenditure
PaaS: Platform as a service
PAS: Publicly available specification
PDM: Project delivery manager
PIM: Project information model
PIP: Project implementation plan
PoW: Plan of works
PLQ: Plain language questions
POE: Post occupancy evaluation
PQQ: Pre-qualification questionnaire
R&D: Research and development
RM: Responsibility matrix
RFI: Request for information
RFID: Radio-frequency identification
ROI: Return on investment
SaaS: Software as a service
SPie: Specifiers’ properties information exchange
STEP: STandard for the Exchange of Product model data
TIDP: Task information delivery plan
Uniclass: Unified classification system
USACE: United States Army Corps of Engineers
VA: US Department of Veterans’ Affairs
VDC: Virtual design and construction
WBDG: Whole building design guide
WIP: Work in progress
XML: eXtensible markup language