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Building Information Management (BIM) Council
The focus of this Workgroup (WG) is to:
Information Exchange (IE) – is the act of transferring structured data from one machine, the sender, to another machine, the receiver.
Structured data – are facts organized and recorded in a scheme that is interpretable and consumable by a machine.
The business need for an information exchange standard is critical to the success of the US-NBIMS. Without information exchanges the rhetoric of the possibilities of building information modeling (BIM) is only academic. For the value of BIM to be recognized information exchanges must be executable within the project delivery contractual process. Information exchanges must be implementable by machines, well documented, trust-worthy, and add business value.
This Workgroup is a consultant to all other US-NBIMS Workgroups in that this Group will not initiate the need for an information exchange but will assist with executing the idea. This Workgroup should be an advisor as to the technical possibility and practicality of a successful information exchange.
The work product of this Workgroup will provide guidance and instruction for software developer to implement the information exchange.
Overall Schedule with Milestones
The deliverable from this Workgroup will be:
Proposed Required Resources
The WG will meet on a monthly basis at a minimum to make progress toward developing the BIM Use Definitions for NBIMS. These meetings will be virtual meetings unless there are events with multiple WG members attending to allow for face-to-face meetings, e.g., NIBS conference. The content development will require time from a graphic designer and resources to host content online.