The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. TAP leaders monitor the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
On October 19 the BIMForum released the 2016 version of its Level of Development (LOD) Specification. It can be downloaded free of charge from www.BIMForum.org/LOD.
The LOD Spec is a language that describes where a model element is on the path from vague concept to fully specified. This language enables concise definition, at the individual element level, of complex BIMs, providing for clear specification of models for milestones, information exchanges, deliverables and the like.
Updates this year include
The Spec is updated annually after going through a process of new content collection and vetting, existing content review and update, and public review and feedback.