|buildingSMART alliance January 2014 Challenge|
buildingSMART alliance January 2014 Challenge
by Bill East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE - Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers
Information exchange standards developed by buildingSMART chapters are intended to streamline the delivery of building information through the life of capital projects. buildingSMART alliance Challenge events allow software companies to demonstrate their ability to meet these standards. Challenge criteria requires that software companies produce and or consume the required information exchanges consistent with both the format and content equivalent to that which would be provided in contract documents. The mantra "data must match deliverables" is the fundamental quality standard of bSa Challenge events.
An independent quality control and/or quality assurance process conducted to verify software claims of compliance. Software vendors are required to demonstrate their products and provide sufficient configuration information to allow users to repeat this process on their own projects.
The Challenge will be comprised of one plenary morning session and two afternoon sessions. The morning session will introduce new NBIMS-US V3 standards and have presentations from teams who have used NBIMS-US standards on their project. Preference will be given to teams with quantifiable case study results describing how NBIMS-US has assisted the team to achieve lean processes.
The afternoon will be split between design and construction sessions. Software demonstrated is expected to produce electronic information, in the specified format, equivalent to the paper or e-paper documents commonly required by associated contract specifications.
Topics for the afternoon Design Session may include
Topics for the afternoon Construction Session may include
For More Information
From March through 01 September 2013 software vendors producing products aimed at the Planning, Design, and Construction stages of the facility acquisition process may join these discussion to determine interest in participation by contacting the Vice Chair, bSa, Dr. Bill East at email@example.com. After 01 September 2013 the January 2014 bSa Challenge will be closed to new participants.
Those software vendors supporting the operational phase of facilities are encouraged to participate in the bSa Challenge for CMMS/CAFM systems which is typically held each year in March at the National Facility Maintenance and Technology show in Baltimore, MD. For information about participating in the March 2014 CMMS/CAFM Challenge, please contact Mariangelica Carrasquillo-Manual Mariangelica.Carrasquillo@usace.army.mil.