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GLOSSARY OF TERMINOLOGY OF NECESSARY SKILLS 3-D Printing - 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) is any of various processes for making a threedimensional object of almost any shape from a 3D model or other electronic data source primarily through additive processes in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. Source: AiA.org 4-D Modeling - 4D BIM, an acronym for 4D Building Information Modeling and a term widely used in the CAD industry, refers to the intelligent linking of individual 3D CAD components or assemblies with timeor schedule-related information. The use of the term 4D is intended to refer to the fourth dimension: time, i.e. 4D is 3D + schedule (time). The construction of the 4D models enables the various participants (from architects, designers, contractors to owners) of a construction project, to visualize the entire duration of a series of events and display the progress of construction activities through the lifetime of the project. This BIM-centric approach towards project management technique has a very high potential to improve the project management and delivery of construction project, of any size or complexity. Source: AiA.org 5-D Modeling - More than model-based estimating. It's a new way of working with the Owner and the project stakeholders, bringing a wealth of information and experience to the project in a visually com municative way. Source: AiA.org Ability to learn and relearn - To succeed today you must be in a constant state of adaptation – continually unlearning old ‘rules’ and relearning new ones. That requires continually questioning assumptions about how things work, challenging old paradigms, and ‘relearning’ what is now relevant in your job, your industry, your career and your life. Source: Forbes Accountability - The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property. Source: BusinessDirectory.com Accounting - A systematic process of identifying, recording, measuring, classifying, verifying, summarizing, interpreting and communicating financial information. It reveals profit or loss for a given period, and the value and nature of a firm's assets, liabilities and owners' equity. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Accreditation/Certification requirements - Certification of competence in a specified subject or areas of expertise, and of the integrity of an agency, firm, group, or person, awarded by a duly recognized and respected accrediting organization. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Administrative skills - Skills that are required for success in administration, such as communicating, computing, organizing, planning, scheduling, or staffing. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Applications writing - Form or paper which indicates interest in a particular place of employment, position within a company, product or service. Typically requests personal or business identification information, such as name, address and phone number, as well as a history of job experience, financial strength, ability to perform a skill or use of knowledge. Source: www.businessdirectory.com ©Copyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 33