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NBIMS-US™ Ballot Submission Period Closed

Friday, September 27, 2013  
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Subcommittees Currently Reviewing 40 Ballot Items

The Ballot Submission Period to comment on the nation’s building information modeling (BIM) standard has officially closed. The Submission Period to develop the National BIM Standard – United States™ Version 3 (NBIMS-US™ V3) closed September 19 after a 30-day extension.

The NBIMS-US™ Subcommittees now have until October 29 to complete the review of the 40 ballots received during the Ballot Submission Period. At that time, the Subcommittees will then submit their recommendations, along with the ballots, to the full NBIMS-US™ Project Committee membership for review and comment.

NBIMS-US™ V2 is a consensus-based standard and includes reference standards, information exchange standards (which are built upon the reference standards), standard practices, best practice guidelines and terminology to support users in their implementation of open BIM standards-based deliverables.

Highlights of the various ballot submissions address:

  • Information Exchanges;
  • Level of Development specifications;
  • OmniClass Tables (6 previously included, adds remaining 7)
  • United States National CAD Standard®;
  • Penn State uses of BIM;
  • Virtual Design & Construction Scorecard;
  • and other topics.

The full membership of the NBIMS-US™ Project Committee will then have until December 11 to provide comments on the ballots. Final content is expected to be ready by early spring 2014, with the publication of the NBIMS-US™ V3 ready in summer 2014.

View the adjusted schedule.

Get Ready to Vote. Check Your Membership Status Now.
Only National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ NBIMS-US™ Project Committee members can submit comments and vote on NBIMS-US™ ballots. Individuals serving on the Project Committee must be members in good standing for 84 days (with their membership current as of midnight, November 10, 2013, Hawaii Time), to be eligible to vote in the Ballot Voting Period February 3 –March 13, 2014. Check your eligibility now.

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