Is it just me, or does anyone else think that there could be a better catch phrase for the application of intelligent database technology to the use of CAD as it applies to infrastructure projects? Richard Rybka proposed SIM – Site Information Management in this article in LiDAR News. It seems too limiting. Infrastructure includes more than sites.
How about IIM – Intelligent Infrastructure Modeling? It’s not as catchy as BIM, but I think it is a lot more descriptive of the concept than “Building Information Modeling for Infrastructure”. I think there is enough confusion around BIM without adding this to the mix.
Any other suggestions?