Today, BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the basic technology used to
create models and documentation in architecture, engineering, construction and
in the operation (AECO) sector. Although the whole sector is experiencing an
intense digital transformation based on information technologies, few people pay
more attention to the very concept of information. The paper analyses the basic
aspects of the concept of information and demonstrates how they are gaining
increasing support in BIM technologies through the development of standards. An
overview of all current BIM standards is given, as well as a selection from
those in the process, showing how the role of information is defined in them.
The paper summarizes aspects of standards and gives a proposal on how they
should be used in everyday AECO practice in order to achieve a new way of
expressing and using information.
Keywords: BIM (Building Information Modelling), standards,
information, digital transformation