BIM White Papers, Reports and Resources

With a plethora of different websites, blogs and forums discussing Building Information Modelling and all the various areas it impacts, it can be difficult to sort through the noise and access real key BIM information.

Below is a collection of resources that we hope you find useful and educational, but if you have further questions please do not hesitate to give us a call.

National BIM Standard-United States

The National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) provides consensus based standards through referencing existing standards, documenting information exchanges and delivering best business practices for the entire built environment.

With open BIM standards we can build detailed models then deliver accurate products that can be used during commissioning and operation to ensure facility functionality throughout the life of the facility and to deliver high performance, carbon neutral, and net zero energy based facilities.

U.S. General Services Administration – BIM Guide

In 2003, the General Services Administration (GSA), through its Public Buildings Service (PBS) established the National 3D-4D-BIM Program. Since then, this program has evolved into a collaboration between the Public Buildings Information Technology Services (PB-ITS) and PBS, through its Governance Board.  The program supports BIM uses across all PBS business lines.

Penn State BIM Execution Planning

The goal of the website is to be a hub for the Project BIM Execution, Owner BIM Execution Planning Guides and BIM use definitions.

The US Army Corps of Engineers - CAD/BIM Technology Center

The CAD/BIM Technology Center runs the complete range of CAD and BIM, including setting standards, promoting system integration, and providing assistance for the installation, training, operation, and maintenance of CAD and BIM systems.

The VA BIM Guide

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM) provides design, major construction, and lease project management, design and construction standards, environmental, and historic preservation services and expertise to the Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver high quality, cost effective facilities in support of our Nation's Veterans.

AIA Digital Practice Documents

AIA Digital Practice documents may be used for any projects involving digital data or Building Information Modeling. AIA Document E203 is an exhibit to an agreement that establishes the parties’ expectations for the use of digital data and building information modeling on the project and sets the process for developing detailed protocols governing the use of digital data and building information modeling.

Once agreed to, the relevant protocols and procedures are set forth in G202, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form.

McGraw Hill BIM Report 2012

A detailed and interesting report detailing insights into BIM adoption in the North American construction market.

The reports offers a very useful insight across many levels of the effect BIM has had in the industry and also the rapid acceleration in adoption not only in the Architectural arena but also engineering and the construction supply chain.

It also includes case studies and real world problem solving benefits of BIM methodologies.

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