National BIM Standard Released 04/01/2008 | The document includes contributions by more than 30 subject-matter experts in the facilities industry and contains new and expanded information about the NBIMS production and use process The National BIM Standard Version 1 - Part 1: Overview, Principles, and Methodologies, or NBIMS, has been released by the Washington, D.C.-based National Institute of Building Sciences' (NIBS) Facility Information Council (FIC). The document includes contributions by more than 30 subject-matter experts in the facilities industry and contains new and expanded information about the NBIMS production and use process. BIM (Building Information Modeling) refers to the use of the concepts and practices of open and interoperable information exchanges, emerging technologies, new business structures, and influencing the re-engineering of processes in ways that dramatically reduce multiple forms of waste in the building industry. NBIMS is a key element of the overall industry transformation and establishes standard definitions for building information exchanges. The new standard is also intended to help participants in facilities-related processes achieve more reliable outcomes from commercial agreements. "We have the opportunity to offer higher-performing buildings to owners and users," says David A. Harris, president at NIBS. "This will allow our moving beyond the non-codified performance measures that have to a large extent depended on manufacturers' claims and warrantees that address building performance in many different and typically non-standardized ways. In the future, through the use of BIM, we will greatly increase our ability to analyze the life-cycle value of many more design alternatives and options, far better manage costs, and virtually eliminate much of the waste, errors, and inefficiencies inherent in today's facility delivery process." The standard can be downloaded for no cost at (www.facilityinformationcouncil.org/bim/publications.php). Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Montreal Protocol Phases Out Hydrofluorocarbons 7 Tips for Recycling Cooking Oil ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Sustainability / Resilience A Paint Primer for FM Professionals Sustainability / Resilience ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager Adds Waste and Water Tracking Sustainability / Resilience Sustainable Solutions for Aging Building Infrastructure Sustainability / Resilience 10 Pros and Cons of EPS and XPS Insulation Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management HVAC Maximize Your Return from HVAC Maintenance Plans Related Articles Free Software to Improve Building Retrofits, Energy Modeling New Database for Building Material Environmental Impact Free Building Monitoring System Released Are Your HVAC Controls Helping or Hurting? Best Practices for Wireless Controls Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.