Sunday, August 19, 2012

BIM Wash

I was talking about BIM wash to my colleagues few weeks ago and yesterday I found a good definition in The Hitch Hikers Guide to BIM by Alan James Wooldridge :

"The term BIMwash is derived from Whitewash, “a cheap white paint or coating of chalked lime used to quickly give a uniform clean appearance to a wide variety of surfaces”. 
Metaphorically, to whitewash means to “gloss over or cover up vices, crimes or scandals or to exonerate by means of […] biased presentation of data” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2003).
In essence, BIMwash is the attempt to hide imperfections (BIM Incompetency), while at the same time, promoting an inaccurate view of one’s BIM capability or credentials."

You can also read this post talking about BIMwash :
http://www.bimthinkspace.com/2011/06/episode-16-understanding-bim-wash.html 


Also, a related topic :
http://www.bimthinkspace.com/2012/08/episode-17-individual-bim-competency.html

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