Organizing the Development of a Building Information ModelAECbytes Archived Article (September 18, 2008)

This article provides an overview of the Model Progression Specification (MPS) for BIM that is being developed for the AIA National Documents' new E202, a document which formalizes the processes for development and use of BIMs for a specific project. It arises from the need to define a BIM's precision and suitability for specific uses, given that representations of building elements in a BIM are exact, whether they're intended to be or not, and it is possible to use a BIM for many purposes.

About the Author

Jim Bedrick, AIA, is Vice President of Virtual Building and Design for Webcor Builders.  A registered architect, Jim holds degrees in both Architecture and Electrical Engineering, and has over 25 years’ experience in the AEC industry. Jim is active in many organizations working to advance information technology in service to the AEC industry, including Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, the International Alliance for Interoperability and the American Institute of Architects, where he serves on the Board Knowledge Committee and is a major contributor to the Integrated Project Delivery effort.

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