M Lowe Consulting
BIM The level of detail of a building information model increases as the project proceeds, often based in the first instance on existing information, then developing from a simple design intent model through to a detailed virtual construction model, then an as-constructed asset information model (AIM). Different aspects of the model may develop at different rates, may originate with different members of the project team, and their development may pass from the employer, to consultants, to the contractor and suppliers and ultimately back to the employer.
It is important therefore that the employer defines the level of detail that is required at each stage of development of the project. This not only ensures that the design is developing in sufficient detail, but also that the information required by the client to make decisions about the project development and then to operate the completed project efficiently, is actually provided. It also gives an indication of the reliance that can be placed on information.
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