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Moor to Chair NBIMS-US V3 Project Committee

Monday, August 13, 2012  
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The Nominating Committee for the nation’s building information modeling (BIM) standard has selected a new chair to lead development of the next edition. Christopher Moor, director of industry initiatives at the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), will lead the Project Committee in developing Version 3 (V3) of the National BIM Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™).

A project of the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™, NBIMS-US is a consensus document that serves to standardize the way practitioners use BIMs to more easily pass information from one phase of the building process to another. The NBIMS-US Project Committee oversees the standard’s development.

Moor is a current member of the NBIMS-US Project Committee and a director on the buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction. He has worked with three-dimensional technology and BIM since 1994 and has led AISC’s efforts regarding technology integration and interoperability. He is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America BIM Committee; co-chair of the American Iron and Steel Institute BIM Committee; secretary of AISC Technology Integration Committee; member of the Level of Development Working Group (an Associated General Contractors of America/BIMForum/American Institute of Architects effort); and serves as the AISC lead for a Fiatech project addressing interoperability for steel within the process industry. He was previously the managing director of Tekla Corporation’s UK subsidiary.

"I've been a long-time advocate for open standards and for improving interoperability," said Moor on his nomination form. "Driving NBIMS-US forward is an investment in the future of the WHOLE construction industry. I am proud and humbled to be a part of the NBIMS effort in whatever capacity I can be."

The NBIMS-US Project Committee will next elect a vice chair and secretary, and call for committee members to join the various working committees and subgroups to develop V3. Individuals and organizational representatives can participate on the committee, but first they must become members of the National Institute of Building Sciences and its buildingSMART alliance. To get involved in the process, join the Alliance.

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