The BIMe Initiative

The BIM Dictionary project is part of the not-for-profit BIMe Initiative which has the following objectives:

  • Develop a Modular Language for digital transformation across the Construction Industry - the BIM Dictionary is the first step in that direction
  • Develop, maintain and openly share a large inventory of Competency Items for use in performance assessment and improvement
  • Develop a series of modular 'knowledge blocks' - e.g. Dictionary Items and Model Uses - that can be flexibly combined to generate new knowledge (refer to inaugural presentation - April 13, 2016)
  • Facilitate the development of competency-based Learning Units for consistent use across education, training and professional development
  • Conduct market-wide research to generate industry-wide performance benchmarks and then share these with researchers and policy makers
  • Develop free-to-use performance-based tools and templates to minimise the dependence on compliance-based approaches

More information about the BIMe Initiative is available here: http://BIMexcellence.org/.

The BIM Dictionary Team

The BIM Dictionary is developed and maintained by ChangeAgents AEC p/l (CA) and is based on the published research of Dr. Bilal Succar. The development of the online tool is lead by Sean Dodsworth who contributed his time and expertise towards this effort. 

The BIM Dictionary includes hundreds of items translated into an increasing number of world languages. The translation process is key part of this project and is delivered through an international Editorial Team composed of the following Editors:

  • Head Editor + English Language Editor: Dr. Bilal Succar of ChangeAgents AEC, Australia
  • Assistant Editor + Italian Language Editor: Ms. Marzia Bolpagni, PhD Candidate at Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Translated items and editorial help is provided through the generous contributions of Language Editors:

All acknowledgements and a more complete list of the BIM Dictionary Editorial Team  is provided here: http://bimexcellence.org/projects/bim-dictionary/

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The BIM Dictionary will be expanded through the efforts of Volunteer Supporters and Official Sponsors whose names and contributions will be acknowledged (to learn more, please use the buttons below). Regular updates covering this effort will be posted on both LinkedIn (BIM Excellence) and Twitter (@bimeInitiative).

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