Veterans Administration, Glossary and terms pertaining to BIM. For example...
VA BIM GUIDE v1.0 APRIL 2010
AE, AEC, AECFM
Abbreviations for Architect/Engineer, Architect/Engineer/Contractor. Architect/Engineer/Contractor/Facility Manager
Building Information Model—Product
An object-based digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The Building Information Model serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility, forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle from inception onward.
Building Information Modeling—Process
A collection of defined model uses, workflows, and modeling methods used to achieve specific, repeatable, and reliable information results from the model. Modeling methods affect the quality of the information generated from the model. When and why a model is used and shared impacts the effective and efficient use of BIM for desired project outcomes and decision support.