The Future of the National BIM Standard – United States

The challenge that has been driving the National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIM-US™) effort since its inception is the industry’s challenges around information management in a fragmented networked industry. Emerging database technology such as BIM enable designers, contractor, and owners to create and exchange information in unprecedented ways. However, to implement these technologies in practice the construction industry needs to be able to specify the data structure and content as well as establish coordination processes and practices across the industry network.  This is where the standard plays a role – to create standard data requirement specifications and structures for BIM uses and information exchanges.