Level of Development
Level of Development outlines the reliability and process of using different BIM elements for construction, architectural or engineering project. Outlined by the American Institute of Architects, LOM collectively is a set of protocols, expectations and authorizations that allow the use of BIM for a project.
With the help of LOD, professionals in the engineering design industry can understand the content and reliability of BIM models clearly at various stages of the design and construction process. The American Institute of Architects has set up clear guidelines and responsibilities for each and every BIM Model Element as well as LOD for every project phase.