National BIM Standard-United States™ Project Committees
The mission of the National BIM Standard-United States™ Project Committee as identified in the charter is to improve the performance of facilities over their full life cycle by fostering a common, standard and integrated life cycle information model for the A/E/C & FM industry. This information model will allow for the free flow of graphic and non-graphic information among all parties to the process of creating and sustaining the built environment, and will work to coordinate U.S. efforts with related activities taking place internationally.
It is our intent that a comprehensive standard be developed now and matured over time. The initial standard shall be implemented as soon as possible, to define the scope of BIM and provide guidance to those currently establishing BIMs, in order to maximize the collection of information likely to be useful throughout the life of the facility. The Standard shall consist of, at minimum, the following:
- BIM Scope
- Coverage of Version
- Reference Standards
- Business Processes
- Business Rules
- Data Structures and Models
- Implementation Guidance
- Maturity Model
Quite a few organizations have already agreed to participate in the project committee to produce the National Building Information Model Standard - United States™ as full partners in this development. They have agreed that the work they produce shall be shared freely with the other members of the team. Wherever possible consensus industry and international standards development efforts, especially International Standards Organization (ISO) efforts will be recognized and incorporated into this standard so that the standard is usable by multinational organizations.
All team members believe and agree that the development of this standard will help improve the competitiveness of the construction industry and the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies of the United States as well as similar international efforts, by helping to ensure that information gathered throughout the life-cycle of a constructed facility is collected in a standardized manner such that it will be useful to all interested parties for all purposes throughout the life-cycle of any constructed facility.