Requirements of this standard are expressed in sentences which include the word ‘shall’. To say that an object complies with or conforms to this standard, all the ‘shall’ requirements of this standard need to be applied to the BIM object.
Recommendations of this standard are expressed in sentences which include the word ‘should’. Whilst not a requirement of this standard, it is recommended that an object include these items.
The standard uses the word ‘can’ to nominate that a concept is a possibility, for example, an addition to the main concept. The object author can include these items, if required.
Terms are identified within the standard using bold formatted text for the first time they appear in each clause, with their definition provided in Section 8 - Definitions & Glossary