Building Envelope

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Stacked Wall

A wall that has two or more horizontal layers, each consisting of different materials and surfaces.

Wall Sweep

A horizontal or vertical projection from a wall, often decorative in nature. Examples of wall sweeps include baseboards and crown molding.


Solid geometry that turns (revolves) around an axis. For example, you can use the Revolve tool to design a dome roof, a column, or door knobs.


A decorative cutout in a wall.

Slope Defining

Characteristic referring to a roof edge's role in defining the roof slope.