CRSI Technical Note ETN-D-9-21 - 6 pp; 2021
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D process used to generate and manage digital models of buildings and infrastructure. This process is used by those who plan, design, construct and manage facilities. The process involves creating and maintaining intelligent models that represent physical characteristics of a facility, as well as contain parametric data about the elements within the model. Numerous software packages exist that fall within the definition of BIM, each having distinct advantages to different parts of the life cycle of a facility, from the design to construction through operation.
Although the focus of most BIM discussions centers on the 3D model itself, the information contained within is of equal importance.