The National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) doesn't attempt to define graphical standards so the United States National CAD Standard (NCS) remains the standard for the foreseeable future. The NCS still applies because much of the output from BIM is still printed drawings and CAD exports. Which standard applies to what? Where should those transitioning from a CAD to BIM environment look within these standards for guidance? A BIM module is being developed to interconnect the National CAD Standard and the National BIM Standard to address these questions and more. This roundtable discussion gives attendees the opportunity to provide input that shapes a BIM module within the National CAD Standard to interconnect the standards. Attendees also gain knowledge on how to get involved in future development of the standards.
- Describe how the various national standards currently interconnect
- Provide input for development of new NCS BIM module
- Explain how to get involved in the development of national standards
- Quickly locate national standards resources for BIM projects
Johnny Fortune serves as BIM director at Bullock Tice Associates in Pensacola, Florida and has led the complete transition from CAD to BIM production for the firm and directs the company's overall BIM strategies, standards, technology operations, and integration with external team members. He is currently a member of several national committees, including the National CAD Standards Project Committee, the United States National BIM Standard Project Committee, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers / Industry BIM CIM Consortium. Additionally, he is immediate past chair of the buildingSMART alliance® Board of Direction and is a contributing author for several national/federal standards documents. He has often presented on the topic of standards at venues such as Autodesk University, BIMForum, National Institute of Building Sciences Innovation Conference and Expo, GeoBuiz, and various Society of American Military Engineer and Construction Specification Institute chapter events.
Connor's goal in BIM/VDC is to bring new technology into daily practice by creating procedures and tools that can be used by everyone, by developing processes that meet the needs of our design partners and clients, and by interfacing with other industry experts to ensure the latest methods are being employed. Connor has been able to work towards these goals because of a unique background that combines a wide variety of field supervisory experience in construction, surveying, and high level computer use. In construction Connor worked out in the field performing layout or supervisory functions on projects that include highways, shoreline reconstruction, water/wastewater treatment plants, bridges, airports, high-end residential condos, structural retrofits, historic renovations, hospitals, and schools. Connor has combined that practical knowledge with the ability to interface with computers down to the programming level to find a successful role in BIM/VDC at Kiewit. <br/><br/>Outside of Kiewit Connor has worked to make BIM/VDC successful for the industry as a whole. Connor's drive to standardize BIM/VDC in the industry has led him to get involved in the National BIM Standard (NBIMS) where he is the Secretary of the Planning Committee as well as the Chair of the Standard Practice Subcommittee. As a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) BIM committee Connor works to create contract language that will not only assist the USACE in their efforts but also other facility owners that are starting to require BIM/VDC on their projects. Connor also wants BIM/VDC to be a tool for the workforce. He is currently working towards this goal as a Subject Matter Expert for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters where he is working on a BIM training curriculum for all Carpenters in the US and Canada.
With over 20 years' experience in construction, John's career started with the US Navy Seabees, as a tradesman, on to W.G. Yates and Sons, as an estimator, then with McCarthy Building Companies, as a BIM Manager, now as the Corporate BIM manager for CRB Builders. John's primary goal is to implement new technology into CRB's daily practice providing our clients with the best value for their budget. In addition to his corporate duties he is a committee member of the USACE BIM contract requirements committee, and Subject Matter Expert for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters BIM curriculum development program and a member of the NBIMS Product Development and Standard Practice Committees. John co-founded Epic BIM with Connor Christian, a place where people can see BIM for what it is and not through rose colored glasses.