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National BIM Standard Released

By CP Editorial Staff February 2008 - Software

A national building information modeling (BIM) standard, National BIM Standard Version 1 – Part 1: Overview, Principles, and Methodologies, has been released for public use.
BIM refers to the use of the concepts and practices of open and interoperable information exchanges, emerging technologies, new business structures and influencing the re-engineering of processes in ways that aim to dramatically reduce multiple forms of waste in the building industry.
The National BIM Standard establishes standard definitions for building information exchanges to support critical business decisions. Implemented in software, the standard aims to form a basis for more accurate and efficient commerce within the capital facilities industry. The National BIM Standard is also intended to help participants in facilities-related processes achieve more reliable outcomes from commercial agreements.
This document is a product of the Executive Committee for the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) project of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Facility Information Council. It includes contributions by more than thirty subject-matter experts in the capital facilities industry, incorporates industry comments and contains new and expanded information about the NBIMS production and use process.


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