Building Information Management (BIM) Council National BIM Standard (NBIMS) Committees & Workgroups

Building Information Management (BIM) Council

National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS) Committees & Workgroups

NBIMS Planning Committee

The National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS) Planning Committee (PLC) administers the affairs and consensus process of the NBIMS-US Project Committee (PC) and Workgroups (WG). The PLC serves as the governing body of the PC in accordance with the NBIMS-US™ Rules of Governance (ROG).

The goal of the PLC is to create a collection of Standards and Guidelines that support the implementation of Building Information Modeling and Management in Planning, Design, Construction and Operations of buildings and infrastructure in the United States and beyond.

A full update (versioning) of the NBIMS-US will be published every 3 years following a review of the existing published version and annual interim modules, revising the content with any necessary updates. The key feature of this new 3-year cycle and annual module release process is that modules are developed continually as improvements or new content in the form of individual modules are developed. The PLC will accept proposals, identify priorities, stand up workgroups, ballot candidate modules, and publish approved modules as they become available. On an annual basis, the NBIM PLC, Project Committee and Workgroups will meet at the NIBS Annual Meeting for education on active work. Publication of modules will be announced at the beginning of each fiscal year. Every third year, the full updated version of the NBIMS-US will be published and announced on Oct 1st. A public-facing website will display initiatives that are under development and include Workgroup Work Plans, candidate Modules, as well as approved and final Modules. The website will be a place to openly and transparently show the progress of the initiatives throughout the agile module process — from proposal to ballot, to the finalized NBIMS-US module.

NBIMS PLC Structure

Under a newly-reorganized structure, the NBIMS PLC now consists of a chair, vice chair, secretary, as well as 12 BIM Council members representing core segments of the industry. Every PLC member must be a member-in-good-standing of the NIBS BIM Council and the NBIMS-US Project Committee.

Current officers and members of the PLC are as follows:

Carrie Sturts Dossick, P.E., Chair
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

John I. Messner, PhD., Vice Chair
Department of Architectural Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Greg Ceton, CDT, Secretary
Construction Specifications Institute
Alexandria, VA

Lane Beougher, AIA, FCSI, LEED AP BD+C, NIBS BOD Liaison
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
Columbus, OH

Robert Anderson
Matrix Design Inc.

Paul Audsley, Assoc. AIA
Columbus, OH

Tim Chipman LLC
Ames, IA

Johnny Fortune, CDT, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, LEED AP
Bullock Tice Associates
Pensacola, FL

Ivan Jaramillo
Autodesk, Inc

Frank Moore
Autodesk, Inc.
Waltham, MA

Edmund Newman
Washington, DC

Andy Smith
Mooresville, NC

Van Woods
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle, WA

NBIMS Workgroups

The PLC created the following Workgroups to lead the development of the new NBIMS modules. A description of the focus of each workgroup is available on the following pages:

BIM Use Definition Workgroup
Ralph Kreider, Chair
Johnny Fortune, PLC Liaison

BIM Execution Planning (BEP) Workgroup
Dianne Davis, Chair
John Messner, PLC Liaison

Core BIM Requirements Workgroup
Connor Christian, Chair
Carrie Sturts Dossick, PLC Liaison

COBie V3 Workgroup
Brian Haines & TJ Meehan, Co-Chairs
PLC Liaison TBD

BIM Information Exchange Standard Structure Workgroup
Greg Ceton & Robert Anderson, Co-Chairs
Andy Smith, PLC Liaison

Join a Workgroup

To inquire about joining a Workgroup, please fill out the online form. Your completed form will be sent to the appropriate Workgroup coordinator. Be sure to tell us briefly about your professional background and why you’re interested in joining the Workgroup. This information will allow us to get to know you better and effectively put your talents and interests to work!


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