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New Federal Funds Available to Encourage Digital Construction and BIM Transformation

Federal Highway Administration is administering up to $5 million in grants through the Advanced Digital Construction Management System program

(WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2023) – New grants made available through the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) are allowing states to digitally transform the way they build infrastructure.

The Federal Highway Administration’s Advanced Digital Construction Management System (ADCMS) program fits into the National Institute of Building Sciences‘ recent initiation of the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program to bring building industry stakeholders together to achieve digital transformation.

“We started the U.S. National BIM Program to accelerate the digital transformation of the built asset industry to achieve the U.S. built environment's optimal economic, environmental, and functional performance,” said NIBS Vice President of Building Technology Roger Grant. “An important part of that goal is to advocate that public agencies transform lifecycle information management practices by creating and advancing the consistent adoption of next-generation digital tools. The ADCMS program does just that.”

States are encouraged to apply for funding to advance their BIM projects. The application deadline is August 28, 2023. NIBS welcomes states to join the U.S. National BIM Program to collaborate with other asset owners to develop integrated national BIM practices and procedures.

ADCMS Background

FHWA’s intent with ADCMS is to promote and accelerate the use and deployment of advanced digital technologies and processes for managing construction and engineering activities throughout asset lifecycles.

ADCMS includes funds for infrastructure planning, coordination, design, construction, maintenance, modernization, and management, as well as funds for managing assets such as hardware, mobile devices, software, IoT devices, and personnel. The grant program also includes efforts to maximize interoperability by developing and supporting systems that enhance and share data across the asset’s lifecycle and between organizational silos.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential issues in the built environment. NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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