Modeling Electrical Systems

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:


The system of individual electronic components, such as resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors, and diodes, connected by conductive wires through which electric current can flow and service electrically powered devices.


The device where power can be monitored, distributed, and controlled safely via circuit breakers and ground connections.


Electrical power outlet serving the user\u2019s plug loads.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI)

GFCI is a safety feature that cuts power to a circuit when a ground fault or short is detected.