After releasing version 2 of the NBIMS-USTM in 2012 the National Institute of Building Science take long time to upgrade their software. Recently they introduced the most updated version of their software to coordinate the BIM workflow and Ideas as version 3. The latest version covers the full process of constructing a building from planning to end of the project. The latest effort coordinates the BIM workflow and ideas for building constructions related field.
BIM denotes a digital representation of physical and funtional feature of a facility, serves information of shared knowledge. Vice chairman of the NBIMS-USTM project committee, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES said that by the help of this high end tool (BIM) the professionals related to construction field can change the way of industry designs, constructs, operates and maintains facilities he also said “The National BIM Standard- United States® version 3 provides industry professionals with the necessary guidance to set that process in motion.
NBIMS-USTM Version 3 is created with an open general agreement process by maintaining the earlier editions of the standard. The first edition NBIMS version 1 – part 1 was introduced in December 2007; initially it focused on generating open BIM standards, written by a group of subject matter specialists, pursuing an open process but intended for a consensus standard.
In NBIMS-USTM Version 2, everybody can propose alterations and the project committee reassessed and approved them. 2nd version contained reference standards, terms and definitions, information exchange standards and practice guidelines for implementing open BIM standards and practice guidelines for the users concerning open BIM standards based deliverables.
NBIMS-US™ V3 is developed by keeping the consensus process intact of the previous edition. Building professionals over the globe will get the scope to present their ideas. The Project Committee obtained 40 submissions; the full Project Committee membership voted to grant 27 to be included in the standard, which sum up over 3,100 pages of content. These submissions consisted of some vital perceptions like Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Version 2.4; Level of Development Specifications; OmniClass Tables; the United States National CAD Standard®; Penn State Uses of BIM; a Virtual Design & Construction Scorecard; and other topics.
Now the BIM becomes more popular in conjunction with integrated project delivery so many building owners are required to benchmark their project post performance, the potential of a national BIM standard may be better realized. Other countries including South Korea and UK adopted some part of this as basis of their own BIM standards. And it has potentials to serve better to the world.
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