There is an absence of a comprehensive glossary that considers all digitized element and processes for the built environment. This lack of clarity poses a gap in digital scope in procuring, designing, building, and operating facilities.
The Digitization and Data Think Tank will form a Task Group representing various stakeholder across Canada and internationally to create a Digitization and Data Glossary.
Through the past years, the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Operation & Maintenance industries have witnessed a better understanding of the importance of structured digital data, which led to an acceleration in the digital transformation of processes and digitization of data.
With that rapid evolution of digitization, many terms and expressions emerged without a fixed and precise definition. With the spread of these terms across the globe, each term had a different understanding by various users.
Building Transformations (CanBIM) proposes this Glossary that includes the most commonly used terms related to Data and Digitization to be a central reference for the definition of these terms. A group of experts in various related fields has discussed the available definitions and agreed on the best ones that serve as a clear description of the terms from a futuristic perspective.
Furthermore, as the industry's evolution will never stop, we ask you to contribute by proposing additional terms or changes to the definitions in the current Glossary to keep the Glossary valid and up to date.
The interactive Glossary Database below allows to do any of the following: