7.4. One BIM = One Source of Information

Information in BIM is both visual and database driven. The concept of linking the visual representation with the spreadsheet, quantity, or other data source it's associated with is being pushed further into the realm of open-ended systems. The concept of open source programming or interoperability is part of the driving force behind the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and other organizations' efforts to allow software to talk with each other and for software companies to allow for customization and application development. This issue relates to BIM during facility management because the ability to manage and create logs, schedules, and other important resources means the facility manager ...

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