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5D BIM, an acronym for 5D Building Information Modeling, is a term used in the CAD and construction industries, and refers to the intelligent linking of individual 3D CAD components or assemblies with schedule (time - 4D BIM) constraints [1] and then with cost-related information.[2]

The creation of 5D models enables the various participants (from architects, designers, contractors to owners) of a construction project to visualize the progress of construction activities and its related costs over time.[3][4] This BIM-centric project management technique has potential to improve management and delivery of projects of any size or complexity.

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  1. ^ "Introduction to 4D Research by Martin Fischer". stanford.edu. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "ASHRAE Introduction to BIM, 4D and 5D". cadsoft-consult.com. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "NIBS BIM Initiatives". wbdg.org. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "5D BIM from Vico website". vicosoftware.com. Retrieved 29 May 2012.