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
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.
Dr. Carrie Sturts Dossick is a Professor of Construction Management at the University of Washington, College of Built Environment. Dr. Dossick has over a decade of research and teaching experience primarily focused on emerging collaboration methods and technologies such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). She is an active member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, buildingSMART Alliance and the Academic Interoperability Coalition (AiC). Current research projects include the use of Virtual Reality, BIM workflows, standards and procedures, and industry Case Studies. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Education, General Services Administration, Mechanical Contractors Association, Sound Transit, Skanska USA Building, Mortenson Company, Turner Construction, UW Royalty Research Fund, UW Capital Projects and Facilities services. http://cm.be.uw.edu/cerc/research-areas/ctop-lab/