Get a first-hand look at the newest building
information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards being balloted in the
National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) at this all-day
Information Exchange (IE) Working Group Meeting. The buildingSMART alliance
Challenge will be held Tuesday, January 7, 8:00 am – 5:15 pm, during Building Innovation 2014:
the National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo.
The National Institute of Building Sciences
buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa), in conjunction with the Facility Maintenance and
Operations Committee, spearheads the IE Working Group. This meeting, which is
free and open to the public, is where participants will present the latest
progress and the Working Group will set the course of information exchange
development for the year.
Information exchange standards developed by the
bSa and other buildingSMART International chapters around the globe are intended
to streamline the delivery of building information through the life of capital
projects. The current standards include: Building Programming information
exchange (BPie) for Architectural Programming; Construction Operations Building
information exchange (COBie) for Architectural Design; COBie for Architectural
and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Design; Specifiers Properties
information exchange (SPie) for Architectural Design and MEP Design; Heating,
Ventilating and Air Conditioning information exchange (HVACie) at Coordinated
Design; Water System information exchange (WSie) at Coordinated Design; and
Electrical System information exchange (Sparkie) at Coordinated Design. The bSa
Challenge events, which are held once a year, allow software companies to
demonstrate the ability of their products to meet these standards.
The mantra "data must match deliverables" is the
fundamental quality standard of bSa Challenge events. The Challenge criteria
require each company to use its software to either produce or consume the
provided "test” data, and then output the resulting content in a format
equivalent to what would be required in standard contract documents.
Each software company undergoes an independent
quality control and/or quality assurance process to verify compliance. Software
vendors are required to demonstrate their products and provide configuration
instructions to allow their users to repeat the process on their own projects.
Attendees will be there to witness the live demonstrations as 10 different
software vendors put their products to the test.
Register to Attend
To see the testing of information exchange
standards in action, don’t miss the January 2014 buildingSMART alliance
Register now to attend
Building Innovation 2014 and the buildingSMART alliance
Challenge and save. Online registration rates end 12/31/13.
To attend only the Information Exchange (IE)
Working Group Meeting/January 2014 buildingSMART alliance Challenge, or any
other free meetings held by the Institute’s councils and committees, select from
the Meetings Only registration options: event tickets 5A or 5B.