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4D Modeling

4D Modelling also referred to as 4D BIM, when supported by existing planning techniques, can improve project delivery times and schedules. To

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acceptance criteria

evidence required for considering that requirements have been fulfilled [cited from ISO 19650-2:2018(en), 3.1.1.1] Information issued via the Common Data Environment (CDE)

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Activity

An identifiable chunk of work with recognized prerequisites to begin and a recognized State of Completion – or Conditions of Satisfaction. Another

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Activity (Task)

A task is an atomic activity that is part of a process. When the work in the process is not broken down

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actor

person, organization or organizational unit involved in a construction process [cited from ISO 19650-1:2018(en), 3.2.1]

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AD Hoc Group (AHG)

AD HOC GROUP (AHG) Group set up within a committee to look into a particular problem and report back to the parent committee

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Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the process of creating products by layering materials until a complete 3D object

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agent

…’An agent is just something that acts (agent comes from the Latin agree, to do). Of course, all computer programs do something,

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Appointed party

The appointed party term introduced in BS EN ISO 19650 it is meant to replace PAS 1192 term ‘Supplier’ Typically it means

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Appointee

    UK BIM Alliance responding to the inconsistency between current  guidance of CIC BIM Protocol, Second Edition 2018 and ISO 19650 Framework

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Appointing party

Appointing party term introduced in BS EN ISO 19650 it is meant to replace PAS 1192 term ‘Employer’ ISO 19650 term depends

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Appointment

Equivalent to PAS1192 term ‘Contract’ The more generic term appointment has been used in ISO 19650 instead of contract. This means one

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Appointor

    UK BIM Alliance responding to the inconsistency between current  guidance of CIC BIM Protocol, Second Edition 2018 and ISO 19650 Framework

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Archive

History of project information, such that any non-current published information in the published area should move into this area. New parties to

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area of competence

area of an expert’s […] proficiency and knowledge associated to one or several groups of properties BS EN ISO 23386:2020

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As-Built Model

Model(s) based on Fabrication Shop Model(s) and installed conditions.1 1 1 The Massachusetts Port Authority, 2015. BIM Guidelines for Vertical and Horizontal

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asset

An asset is anything that has potential or actual value, whether a resource or a value that can be converted into capital.

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