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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage Here's What You Can Do For America Recycles Day Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Federal Green Challenge Diverts 336,000 Tons of Landfill Waste Related Articles Sustainability / Resilience Montreal Protocol Phases Out Hydrofluorocarbons Sustainability / Resilience Algae Project Aims for Reliable Energy Sustainability / Resilience Path to Energy Savings in the Building Envelope Sustainability / Resilience 5 Ways Your Building is Wasting Energy Life/Fire Safety 7 Most Essential NFPA® Standards for Building Owners Sustainability / Resilience How to Future-Proof Your Building Building Controls The First Steps of Adding Intelligence to Your Facility Energy Management How to Increase Productivity and Engagement in Outdoor Spaces Building Controls Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency Related Articles DALI Explained 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? 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. Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Whether it’s earning an IREM credential or increasing your job skills, any goal in property management can be accomplished with IREM education. Click here to visit our website!