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GSA International Agreement Supports BIM



The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Public Buildings Service has recently signed an agreement with three international real estate organizations to support open standards for Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and systems, according to GSA.


The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Public Buildings Service has recently signed an agreement with three international real estate organizations to support open standards for Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and systems, according to GSA.

GSA will work with Finland’s Senate Properties, the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority, and Norway’s Directorate of Public Construction and Property to promote interoperability and the seamless and accurate exchange of digital data from different developers.

GSA and its three partners have committed to making their construction projects accessible for piloting and will work together to issue corresponding BIM requirements, open standards mandates, and adoption schedules with the goal of using these on a regular basis within two to four years.

BIM software and systems generate finely detailed 3-D and 4-D computer building models, and can be used to design building heating and cooling systems and predict energy consumption. BIM can also help customers fine-tune space design and the phasing of tenant moves, according to GSA.



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