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BIM Council Priorities: Partnerships, National BIM Standard–US V4 and the U.S. National BIM Program

When it comes to working out details for the National BIM Standard – United States Version 4, figuring out how it easily can be applied in contracts has become a bit of a mantra.

“NBIMS has always had different chapters,” said John Messner, Chair of the U.S. National BIM Standard and professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, during the BIM Council’s semi-annual meeting on June 9. “You’ll see parts of NBIMS v4 coming out this year. But it’ll be much more modular … clear, concise and shovel-ready, so it can be implemented.”

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The Eastman Symposium

May 16, 2022   |   11:58 AM – 11:58 AM ET
Colleagues from around the world have organized the symposium to honor Professor Chuck Eastman and celebrate his life and legacy. The Eastman Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, starting at 13:00 GMT (8:00 a.m. US EST) and will run uninterrupted for 24 hours. In keeping with the global impact of Professor Eastman’s work, the individual sessions will be chaired by experts from around the world.

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National BIM Guide for Owners

The purpose of the NBGO is to outline for the building Owner how to develop and implement requirements for the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for internal policies and procedures, and explain how to include these requirements in contracts to plan, design, construct and operate buildings.

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Data Needs for Achieving High-Performance Buildings

Buildings are complex and becoming more so as owners and policymakers demand particular levels of performance. The focus is no longer on single building characteristics but providing high performance through the optimization of numerous attributes including safety and security, accessibility, historic preservation, functionality, productivity, sustainability, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, and resiliency.

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BIM expo

Computer scientist Andrew Tanenbaum has said: “The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.”

For better or worse, Tanenbaum’s quote ties into a project of the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance (bSa), which aims to update the National Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standard for the built environment.

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Send us your DIM document examples

The National BIM Standard (NBIMS) is updating its BIM Execution Planning (BEP), BIM Use Definitions (BUD), COBie, and Core BIM Requirements (CBR) content for the AECOO industry through four workgroups. To do this work, we want to draw upon the best of the industry.

Since 2011, there have been a lot of changes in the industry. For this NBIMS effort, we are looking for the best examples of contract language, BIM execution plans, and industry templates.

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