Aligning LOD, LoD, and OEM into a Project Collaboration Framework

Sep 01, 2012

Architects (AIA), BIMForum, and buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa) are working together to create a content and context-rich framework for building information modeling (BIM) collaboration. This framework merges level of development (LOD); level of detail (LoD), a refinement of an object’s specification; and the object/element matrix (OEM)¹, defining data requirements at an object level by BIM purpose or use case. This article explains how this combination integrates the three definitions of BIM: BIMODEL (product), BIMODELING (process) and BIMANAGEMENT (the data) into a repeatable strategy needed for BIM-based project collaboration, communication, and execution.

Jim Bedrick, FAIA (AEC Process Engineering)
Dianne Davis, CSI (AEC Infosystems Inc.)
Journal of Building Information Modeling (National Institute of Building Sciences)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
buildingSMART alliance (National Institute of Building Sciences)

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