Model Description Document (MDD) – Template

BIM Acceleration Committee

The appendicies to the New Zealand BIM Handbook have been published by the BIM acceleration committee (BAC) and were created to promote the use of BIM and it’s benefits to create, maintain and operate quality built assest in New Zealand. These appendices explain and give examples of some of the different BIM elements which can be applied to projects. These appendices contain guidance as well as templates which can be used as a resource on projects, to facilitate early BIM adoption.

A Model Description Document (MDD) is a document issued with a model describing what it contains and identifying limitations of use. Exchanging models is the very basis of the BIM process. All users need to understand the level to which they can rely on the models they receive. Models can contain far more information than traditional electronic deliverables. The issuer of a model must clearly define what it can be used for and make information available for others to use during the development of the project. This resource is the template which is available in Word format, the example file is also available on the Information collection.