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New Federal Funds Available to Encourage Digital Construction and BIM Transformation

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.

National Institute of Building Sciences Announces Upcoming Release of COBie v3.0

COBie is a U.S. national specification of facility handover requirements based on original research by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. NIBS further developed this specification, which describes the information required for facility operations and maintenance upon completion of a building project relating to the commissioning and handover of building systems and equipment.

National Institute of Building Sciences Joins Global BIM Network

The launch of the Global BIM Network took place March 17, 2021, during the Global BIM Summit convened by the Centre for Digital Built Britain. The Global BIM Network aims to connect international public sector representatives, multilateral organizations, and infrastructure funders to advance the digitalization of the global built environment.

Microsoft Director of Transformation Services to Chair NIBS National BIM Program Steering Committee

“There’s a lot of work ahead,” said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “The program’s next steps include establishing a governance structure to broadly engage diverse stakeholders through targeted workstreams and developing a business model for the initial three to five years of the U.S. National BIM Program. Salla’s leadership will steer the program toward a comprehensive plan to serve all sectors of the industry.”

NIBS Convenes BIM Executive Roundtable on Construction Industry Digital Transformation

The National Institute of Building Sciences recently met with an exclusive list of leaders from public and private organizations to discuss the need for a coordinated program to advance collaboration and innovation in the building industry.

The Building Information Management (BIM) Executive Roundtable included partners from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Federal Highway Administration, along with private sector partners from Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, Bentley, Epic, ESRI, HDR, Kieran-Timberlake and WSP.

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