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Institute Unveils National BIM Guide for Owners

Today, following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project. Unveiled during the kickoff of Building Innovation 2017: The Institute’s Fifth Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., the Guide is now available free online.

Learn How to Use Layers in this Upcoming NCS Webinar

Industry professionals interested in learning how to use layers in the nation’s leading CAD standard should attend the upcoming webinar hosted by the developers of the United States National CAD Standard® (NCS)—The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). This upcoming free, webinar, “CAD Layers: Why Do We Need Them?” will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET.

BOMA China to Translate Institute’s National BIM Guide for Owners

This January, following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). Now, only a month later, the Institute has agreed to allow the Chinese affiliate of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, BOMA China, to translate the National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) into Mandarin.

NIBS, with the support of BOMA and ASHRAE, and financial support from the U.S. Department of Defense – Defense Health Agency, compiled a carefully balanced, integrated team to craft the NBGO. Available free online, the NBGO provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project. The guide addresses three broad areas the owner should understand in order to work effectively with the Project BIM Team: process; infrastructure and standards; and execution.

Upcoming NCS Webinar Will Look at BIM Implementation

While many design professionals in the U.S. building industry use building information modeling tools, many people still require and rely upon computer-aided design (CAD)-based, two-dimensional drawings for project information delivery. In 2014, the developers of the United States National CAD Standard® (NCS)—The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)—released NCS Version 6 (V6), which includes a new section on implementing BIM. A new webinar, “BIM Implementation,” to be held Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET, will highlight this new content.

NIBS Rebrands Council to Focus on Building Information Management

The National Institute of Building Sciences has rebranded the buildingSMART alliance to the Building Information Management Council to emphasize its role in the development and deployment of national information management standards and processes.

The BIM Council focuses on all aspects of BIM and how technology impacts the built environment to benefit asset owners and the architects, contractors, engineers and suppliers who build, manage and operate facilities across the nation.

Resilience 2021: Building Resilience through BIM

Dec 4, 2021   |   7:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
The built environment is being challenged by many trends and disruptors: digital transformation, off-site manufacturing, sustainability concerns, an aging workforce leading to lack of skilled labor, as well as COVID-19, which is affecting the health, safety, and well-being of workers.

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NBIMS v4 Survey Respondents Want an Accessible and Easy-to-Reference Standard

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Information Management (BIM) Council has released the results of its NBIMS v4 Publishing and Formatting Survey. The survey was distributed to NIBS members and the general public during the month of June 2021.

The main takeaway: Respondents want a National BIM Standard that will be easy to use and accessible.

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BIM and the New World of Digital Construction

Dec 4, 2021   |   11:31 PM – 11:31 PM ET
For some people, BIM (Building Information Modelling) is only 3D planning, others see BIM as a fancy new trend in the construction industry and yet others may not fully understand what BIM is. Although there is evidence that BIM is best practice for collaboration and information sharing at the handover stage, many stakeholders in the construction industry are still cautious about investing into the new world of digital planning, construction and operation.

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BIM Council Priorities: Partnerships, National BIM Standard–US V4 and the U.S. National BIM Program

When it comes to working out details for the National BIM Standard – United States Version 4, figuring out how it easily can be applied in contracts has become a bit of a mantra.

“NBIMS has always had different chapters,” said John Messner, Chair of the U.S. National BIM Standard and professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, during the BIM Council’s semi-annual meeting on June 9. “You’ll see parts of NBIMS v4 coming out this year. But it’ll be much more modular … clear, concise and shovel-ready, so it can be implemented.”

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