BIM for Infrastructure?

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?


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4 Responses to BIM for Infrastructure?

  1. Conor says:

    Throw Geomatics in there too just to make sure no-one knows what it is 🙂

  2. Andy Evans says:

    Reading the “taster paragraph” on the email I concluded II.

    Seems you beat me to it 🙂

    “Modeling” is a little misleading in my opinion.

  3. John Rodriguez says:

    I agree the monikers of technology trends can certainly confuse. Lately I have been coining the term “BIMfrastructure” when speaking about intelligent AEC digital models of the built world! If you like it please pass it on….

  4. I would say BIM as “Building Infrastructure Modeling”.

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