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Understand the Process: Take a NBIMS-US™ Ballot Submission Webinar

Friday, June 21, 2013  
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For the next two months, building professionals have the opportunity to offer their ideas to improve the future use of building information modeling (BIM) in the United States. However, not everyone understands how the process to update the National BIM Standard – United States™ (NBIMS-US™) actually works. That is why the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ is hosting a series of webinars on how to submit a ballot item for inclusion in NBIMS-US™ Version 3 (V3).

The buildingSMART alliance™ is calling all building professionals to participate in the development process of NBIMS-US™ V3 and looking to every sector of the industry to submit ballots. Ballots can amend or revise current NBIMS-US™ Version 2 (V2) content or they can address the latest technologies, processes and practices not yet included in the standard.

To help potential submitters understand the balloting process, the Alliance will conduct three, identical web presentations on the NBIMS-US™ V3 Balloting Module during the month of July. The purpose of these web presentations, which will last approximately 30-45 minutes each, is to:

  • Provide an overview of the Balloting Module
  • Go over the process for posting a ballot submission
  • Explain how to track the status of ballot submissions
  • Review how to comment on ballot submissions

Because a BIM covers all aspects of the building process, it is important that representatives from every segment of the industry—even if they have not been involved in the process before—participate in development of the standard.

Since NBIMS Version 1- Part 1 was first released in 2007, the content of the standard has evolved. NBIMS-US™ V2 is a consensus-based standard that includes reference standards, information exchange standards (which are built upon the reference standards) and best practice guidelines to support users in their implementation of open BIM standards-based deliverables. How much NBIMS-US™ V3 will change from the second edition will all depend on what kind and how many ballots the Project Committee receives before the August 19, 2013, ballot submission deadline.

The NBIMS-US™ V3 Balloting Module web presentations, which are scheduled for the Fridays of July 5, 19 and 26 at 2:00 pm ET, offer attendees enough time to get an overview of the process and still have time to prepare their ballots before the August deadline.

Don’t miss this opportunity to better understand the balloting process. Space is limited. Sign up today.


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