The National BIM Standard was released recently by the National Institute of Building Sciences. A portion of the announcement follows:
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Institute of Building Sciences’ (NIBS), Facility Information Council (FIC) announced today that the Executive Committee for the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) project has released the National BIM Standard Version 1 – Part 1: Overview, Principles, and Methodologies for public use. This document, which includes contributions by more than thirty subject-matter experts in the capital facilities industry, incorporates industry comments and now contains new and expanded information about the NBIMS production and use process.
This document is a major step forward for the industry as it undergoes its transformation. As companies transform they are amazed that they operated under such primitive conditions for so long. The transformation does require accepting some significantly different ways of doing business. Drawings are not the focus anymore; the model is. All coordination is done in the model, then the drawings are essentially just a report. Coordination with all disciplines and conflict analysis is easily accomplished.
For more information visit: http://www.facilityinformationcouncil.org/bim/index.php