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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Leveraging the Model

image According to the National Institute of Building Sciences (www.nibs.org), a building information model (BIM) is defined as “a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility” that serves as a “shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle from inception onward.” While this definition is used as a noun to represent the electronic data, the verb definition of building information modeling is equally important. BIM is both a tool and a process where one cannot realistically exist without the other. This book will help you ...

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