The UK BIM Alliance, through its mission to improve BIM adoption, recognises that terminology often becomes one of the first barriers to BIM. With this in mind, the Alliance has been working with Dan Rossiter, the European and International Standards convenor for BIM terminology, to outline how the Alliance can lead by example in championing plain language.
“Through my role at BRE, I have made it my mission to instil plain language into our BIM services. My influence so far has resulted in positive feedback from our clients on how much easier it is to digest this new information. As such, I felt that these principles should be used more widely and turned to the UK BIM Alliance to disseminate this message.” – Dan Rossiter
Dan submitted his idea to the Alliance as a project. With the help of other Alliance members, ‘The Constructing Plain Language Pledge’ was developed and shared for consultation.
“As part of the UK BIM Alliance’s processes, we are keen to ensure that our projects are open, transparent and accessible. Anyone who saw the original draft of this document will appreciate how much influence the consultation period has had on its development. Within the UK BIM Alliance, opinions do matter!” – Rick Hartwig.
We are doing a lot of exciting things with our industry. How do we expect to share these new developments if no one understands a word we’re saying? To reach the next generation we need to begin constructing plain language.
To support The Constructing Plain Language Pledge, simply share it on social media using the hashtag #ConstructingPlainLanguage and, if possible, include a link to this pledge on your email signature with the text “I am constructing plain language”, as well sharing with your networks.