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NBIMS-US Project Committee Approves 18 Submissions for Version 2

Monday, November 21, 2011  
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The National Building Information Modeling Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Project Committee has approved 18 submissions to be included in Version 2 of the standard. The approved documents fall into three main categories, reference standards, information exchange standards (which are built upon the reference standards) and best practice guidelines that support users in their implementation of open building information modeling (BIM) standards-based deliverables.

The nine approved reference standards include:

  • Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 2x3
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) XML
  • OmniClass Tables 13, 21, 22, 23, 32 and 36
  • International Framework Dictionary (IFD) Library Update

The four approved information exchange standards include:

  • Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)
  • Information Delivery Manual/Model View Definition (IDM/MVD) Design to Spatial Program Validation
  • IDM MVD Design to Building Energy Analysis
  • IDM MVD Design to Quantity Takeoff

The five approved guidelines and applications include:

  • BIM Project Execution Planning Guide - V2.1
  • BIM Project Execution Plan Content - V2.1
  • Minimum BIM
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Coordination Requirements
  • Planning, Executing and Managing Information Handovers

This completes the voting phase for ballots to be included in Version 2 of the NBIMS-US. Members of the Project Committee can review the full text of the approved submissions via the buildingSMART alliance portal.

The NBIMS-US is a consensus standard that reflects the interests of all facets of the life cycle for the facilities industry, from inception of a facility onward. The NBIMS-US Project Committee oversees development of the standard, under direction of its parent buildingSMART alliance. A council of the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Alliance plans to publish the completed NBIMS-US Version 2 in February 2012. Upon the release, it is expected that other countries will use the NBIMS-US Version 2 as the basis of their national standards.

Don’t miss the chance to see the standards development process in action. The NBIMS-US Project Committee will convene Friday, December 9, during the National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Ecobuild America in Washington D.C. In addition, the NBIMS-US Version 3 Planning Committee, the buildingSMART alliance Board and members will meet during the week-long event.

Become a member of the NBIMS-US Project Committee.


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