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:
- Spanish Language Editor: Mr. Victor Roig Segura of Bimetric Lab, Spain
- Portuguese Language Editor: AProf Eduardo Toledo Santos, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- French Language Editor: Mr. Patrick Riedo of ObjectifBIM, France
- Arabic Language Editors: Mr. Omar Selim (Editor, Qatar) and the following co-Editors from the BIMarabia team: Ms. Sonia Ahmad, Ms. Najwa Hassan, Mr. Motasem Albanna, and Mr. Ahmad Lutfi
- Lithuanian Language Editor: AProf. Vladimir Popov of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
- Russian Language Editor: Ms. Marina Korol of Concurator, Russian Federation
- Chinese Language Editors: Dr. Song Gao (Editor) of Tongji University; and Mr. Weidong Li (co-Editor) of Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute, China
- German Language Editors: Mr.Stephan Liedtke (Editor) of BIMsource.de, Mr. Dimitry Demin (co-Editor) of algotecture, Mr. Sebastian Dietrich (co-Editor), Master's candidate at Bauhaus University, Germany, and Mr. Adrian August Wildenauer (co-Editor) of pom+ Consulting AG, Switzerland
- Persian Language Editor, Dr. Farzad Pour Rahimian, (Editor) and Ms. Maryam Asgari (PhD Candidate, co-Editor) from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom; Mr. Saeed Banihashemi (co-Editor), PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia; and Ms. Samira Garshasbi (co-Editor) of Tehran Azad University, Iran
- Croatian (Hrvatski) Language Editors: Mr. Damir Mance (Editor) of the University of Zagreb and Ms. Tea Helman Jukić and Hrvoje Jukić (co-Editors) of Arhitektonski studio Helman & Jukić. The Editors are assisted by Karlo Seitz and Marin Stojanović of the University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Greek Language Editor: Dr. Georgios Kapogiannis (Editor) and Ms. Aikaterini Prevelianaki (co-Editor) of Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom, and Ms. Maria Tsekoura (co-Editor) of CERN, Switzerland.
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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