Last updated: 03-22-2011
A structure is needed in order to scope the inter-relationship of projects as well as define the overall range of projects to define a Building Information Model. Without such a structure, there is no end to the effort and no understanding of what we are collectively developing.
Based on the work to date we have been able to generate a map of the scope and structure of BIM. BuildingSMART International has long had a logo of four interlocking squares symbolizing the interoperability needed throughout the facilities industry. We have identified each of those four squares as life cycle aspects of the industry and the basis for our vision. While there are currently many ways to describe the life cycle of a facility, all link back to this universal structure.
Click a square to see a list of associated resources.