BIM -The sky is the limit | Video now with Polish subtitle available!

Nice video explaining BIM – simple way (now available with Polish and German subtitle)
BIM – The sky is the limit

Dutch initiative from:
Uneto-Vni
Executive body of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment |
Building Information Council

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year | 2012 the BIM year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Prettige kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Veselé vánoce a šťastný nový rok
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr
Froue Weihnåcht’n, und a guad’s nei’s Joah
Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár
Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo
Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta
God jul og godt nytt år
Glæd Geol and Gesælig Niw Gear
Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!
Wesołych świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

openBIM = sharing structured data | Definition of BIM according buildingSMART

#openBIM = sharing structured data

buildingSMART Data Dictionary:
buildingSMART is all about the sharing of information between project team members and across the software applications that they commonly use for design, construction, procurement, maintenance and operations. Data interoperability is a key enabler to achieving the goal of a buildingSMART process. buildingSMART has developed a common data schema (IFC) that makes it possible to hold and exchange relevant data between different software applications.
 
buildingSMART Data Model:
The Data Dictionary is one of the core components of the buildingSMART technology. The dictionary is named IFD Library. IFD Library is a reference library intended to support improved interoperability in the building and construction industry. IFD Library provides a flexible and robust method of linking existing databases with construction information to a buildingSMART  based Building Information Model (BIM).
 
buildingSMART Processes:
buildingSMART processes (IDM´s) captures (and progressively integrates) business process whilst at the same time providing detailed specifications of the information that a user fulfilling a particular role would need to provide at a particular point within a project. To further support the user information exchange requirements specification, IDM also proposes a set of modular model functions that can be reused in the development of support for further user requirements. buildingSMART processes (IDM´s) captures (and progressively integrates) business process whilst at the same time providing detailed specifications of the information that a user fulfilling a particular role would need to provide at a particular point within a project. To further support the user information exchange requirements specification, IDM also proposes a set of modular model functions that can be reused in the development of support for further user requirements.