Common Acronyms

Common Acronyms


Asset Information Model


Asset Management


BIM Execution Plan


Building Information Modelling


Computer-Aided Facility Management


Common Data Environment


Exchange Information Requirements


Facilities Management


Industry Foundation Classes


Level of Detail / Development


Model Production Delivery Table


Project Execution Plan


Virtual Design and Construction


A 3D representation of an asset with the element of time included to enable simulations.


A 3D representation of an asset with the element of time and cost included/linked to enable simulations, commercial management and earned value tracking to take place.


A 3D representation of an asset, which includes data that enables the efficient management, operation and maintenance of the completed asset.

Building Information Modelling Execution Plan (BEP)

Plan prepared by the suppliers, facilitated by the Employers or the Employer’s BIM representative to explain how the information modelling aspects of a project will be carried out.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Process of designing, constructing or operating a building or infrastructure asset using electronic object-oriented information.

CIC Scope of Services

Multi-disciplinary scope of services published by the
Construction Industry Council (CIC) for use by members of
the project team on major projects.

Common Data Environment (CDE)

Single source of information for any given project, used to collect, manage and disseminate all relevant approved project documents for multi-disciplinary teams in a managed process. This is commonly a cloud-based SaaS
(Software as a Service) solution synchronised with party servers to host the information model.


Information stored but not yet interpreted or analysed.


Information for use in the briefing, design, construction, operation, maintenance or decommissioning of a construction project, including but not limited to correspondence, drawings, schedules, specifications, calculations, and spreadsheets.


Static, printed, graphical representation of part or all of a project or asset.

Electronic Document Management System (EDMS)

System for storing, retrieving, sharing and otherwise managing electronic documents, forms part of the CDE.


Individual or organization named in an appointment or building contract as the employer.

Exchange Information Requirements (EIR)

Pre-tender document setting out the information to be delivered, and the standards and processes to be adopted by the supplier as part of the project delivery process.

Geometrical Data

Data conveyed using shape and arrangement in space.

Level of Development (LOD)

Collective term used for and including “level of model
detail” and the “level of information detail” or geometrical
data and non-geometrical data.

Master Information Delivery Plan (MIDP)

Primary plan for when project information is to be prepared, by whom and using what protocols and procedures, incorporating all relevant task information delivery plans.

Non-geometrical Data

Information such as performance requirements and associated documentation.

Pre-contract BEP

The pre-contract BEP is to demonstrate the supplier’s proposed approach, capability, capacity and competence to meet the EIR. It is utilised prior to the appointment of any project team member.

Post-contract BEP

The post-contract BEP is the document defining standard methods and procedures adopted during the contract in order to meet the objectives and requirements set forth in the EIR. It is utilised following the appointment of project team members and in particular by the Main Contractor.

Project Implementation Plan (PIP)

Statement relating to the suppliers’ IT and human resources capability to deliver the EIR

Project Team

This includes, but is not limited to, consultants, designers, the main contractor and subcontractors.

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