Knowledge Structure

The BIM Excellence Initiative is built upon a clear structure for harvesting and organising knowledge. This ‘Knowledge Structure’ is composed of five pillars (referred to as Knowledge Sets) that support all the work delivered through BIMe Initiative Projects. The below image is a summary of the five Knowledge Sets and their many components:

BIMe Knowledge Sets

Knowledge Foundations


These Knowledge Foundations include an expanding set of conceptual structures – frameworks, models, taxonomies, classifications and dictionaries – which enable the generation of a wide range of tools, templates and other practical deliverables.

Knowledge Blocks

Knowledge Blocks are self-contained units of structured information that can be easily understood and used by both practitioners and researchers, and flexibly combined into larger units…more info.


Knowledge Tools


Knowledge Tools are the practical deliverables of BIMe Initiative, the instruments used to assess performance, deliver learning materials and organise the management of information across a project’s or facility’s whole life cycle.

Knowledge Workflows


Knowledge Workflows are the techniques and methods used to capture knowledge, conduct benchmarking activities and deliver information-rich projects.

Knowledge Views


Knowledge Views are the varied ways the BIMe Initiative is represented and communicated with industry stakeholders…more info.