Construction Documents and Details

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Construction Documents

Documents that communicate all of the building information and construction details required to construct the design.


Properties that apply to individual instances (elements) of a family type in the project. Instance properties tend to vary with the The process of adding layers of information to a project to clearly explain how the proposed design should be constructed.


View-specific elements (such as symbols, tags, keynotes, and dimensions) used to add information to the views and describe the elements displayed.

Callouts (Callout Mark)

Tags referencing related views in a project.

Section Views

Views that cut vertically through the model and are particularly handy for wall and building sections.