Information Exchange Working Group Meeting:
buildingSMART alliance January 2014 Challenge
Tuesday, January 7, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
Get a first-hand look at the newest building information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards being balloted in the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) at this all-day Information Exchange (IE) Working Group Meeting. The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa), in conjunction with the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee, spearheads the IE Working Group. This meeting, which is free and open to the public, is where participants will present the latest progress and the Working Group will set the course of information exchange development for the year.
Information exchange standards developed by the buildingSMART alliance and other buildingSMART International chapters around the globe are intended to streamline the delivery of building information through the life of capital projects. The buildingSMART alliance Challenge events, which are held once a year, allow software companies to demonstrate the ability of their products to meet these standards.
The mantra "data must match deliverables" is the fundamental quality standard of bSa Challenge events. The Challenge criteria require each company to use its software to either produce or consume the provided "test” data, and then output the resulting content in a format equivalent to what would be required in standard contract documents.
Each software company undergoes an independent quality control and/or quality assurance process to verify compliance. Software vendors are required to demonstrate their products and provide configuration instructions to allow their users to repeat the process on their own projects.
The buildingSMART alliance January 2014 Challenge will consist of one plenary morning session and two afternoon sessions.
During the morning session, speakers will introduce the new IE standards submitted to the NBIMS-US™ V3 consensus process. Those vendors already using the standards will present their efforts.
The afternoon portion of the Challenge will be split between design and construction sessions. The software being 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.
The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.