Level of development (LOD) relative to the life-cycle management of the built environment (BIM) should have a solid framework relative to ONTOLOGY. Ontology is the standardized usage/definition of terms and their associated inter-relationships.
While the definition of “life-cycle” has many permutations, and is likely to undergo ongoing improvement, the relationship to LOD needs to be developed in parallel.
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