Spaces and other objectsA digital brief can consist of many different kinds of information objectsranging from very abstract objects, such as client ambitions, to very concrete objects such as furniture and fittings. However, the most important information objects are spaces (in bim models often referred to as rooms). Spaces are the most practical interpretation of the clients functional needs and they carry the kind of information that the design team is interested in, such as requirements concerning the spaces size, fit-out elements and indoor climate. Depending on the stage of the briefing process, spaces can be related to different kinds of information. At the beginning of the process, spaces may be linked to the users and user activities that have to be accommodated by the space in question. At later stages, the spaces can be linked to more technical objects, indicating for example what kinds of fit-out components or technical services should be available in the spaces. In that sense, space objects can be seen as an interface or node between functional and technical information, with the latter being based on the first. Functional Technicalinformation informationUsers Indoor climate(e.g. sta\x17, visitors) (e.g. temperature level)Activities Fittings/Furniture/(e.g. meetings) Equipment (\x02e)(e.g. meeting table)User equipment Finishes(e.g. smart boards) Space (e.g. anti-static \x06oor \x05nish)(e.g. meeting room)Zoning Technical Services(e.g. public zone) (e.g. power outlets)Functional and technical informationA room or space (in this case a meeting room) can be seen as a node that connects functional and technical information. Functional information will relate primarily to the activities that have to be facilitated (e.g. meetings). Technical information concerns the translation of that functional information into concrete requirements (e.g. sufficient data and power connections).