A suite of national standards exist today to help teams execute BIM (Building Information Modeling) for architecture, engineering, and construction projects: United States National CAD Standard (NCS), National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS-US™), and National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO). The NCS contains sheet-centered project-delivery information and defines graphical standards. The latest version also includes a BIM implementation section to help teams make the transition from a CAD-to-BIM workflow. NBIMS-US contains many reference standards, as well as information exchanges and practice guidelines that help the project team move beyond sheet-centered delivery and include facility data in project delivery. NBGO is a concise guide aimed at providing the facility owner with the necessary knowledge and tools to successfully implement BIM for their projects. We'll look at the “why,” “what,” and “how” of the BIM standards, as well as forecast what's next.
- Understand the “why” behind the suite of documents that make up the national BIM standards
- Understand the content contained within the current national standards and how each interrelates
- Discover how the standards can be implemented today
- Understand the road map for the next generation of BIM standards