It is interesting to look at this because the two definitions from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary both challenge and support my position on BIM Standards as they exist today. At our recent Cincinnati BIM User Group meeting, of which I am a chairperson, we were reviewing the results of the McGraw-Hill SmartMarket report for 2012.
So what about this all encompassing standard for everyone? Why can’t we get a standard that applies to everyone, every type of project, and every possible project delivery method? The answer to the question resides in the title of this blog post, “When is a Standard, not a standard?”. We must look to the first part of the definition above: