Are you familiar with BIM Terminology?


It can take a while to get used to new terminology. We deal with terminology and jargon regularly in construction.

All the professions and trades have their respective terminologies. BIM is no different.

The link below directs you to a BIM glossary of terms. This was published by Designing Buildings Wiki: The construction industry knowledge base. Designing Buildings Wiki is an industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for information.

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3D Three-dimensional geometry
4D Construction sequencing information
5D Cost information
6D Project lifecycle information



NBS gives ‘The 20 key BIM terms you need to know’ on its website which we have a link to below. This offers more comprehensive descriptions of the main terms than the previous glossary. National Building Specification (NBS) is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, which is owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


There are many organisations providing lists of terms, and magazines discussing the various terms. If you want to know how the BIM terms relate then look out for the news and interviews on will keep you updated on developments in BIM education.

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