The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® is calling all building professionals to participate in the development process of National BIM Standard–United States® (NBIMS-US™) and looking to every sector of the industry to submit ballots. Ballots can amend or revise current NBIMS-US™ content or they can address the latest technologies, processes and practices not yet included in the standard.
The Alliance welcomes the participation of all sectors of the building industry. To get involved in the NBIMS-US™ development process, individuals and organizations need to take the following steps:
- Join the National Institute of Building Sciences. As a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, you will become eligible to participate in a number of Institute councils, including the buildingSMART alliance®. When joining, select your preferred membership or sponsorship level and create an account. Once registered, you will receive a welcome letter via email (within the next business day) with instructions to select the councils on which you would like to participate.
- Join the buildingSMART alliance® and the NBIMS-US Project Committee. If you are already a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, but not yet a buildingSMART alliance® member or an NBIMS-US Project Committee member, fill out the National BIM Standard–United States® Project Committee Application Form and submit. (Only members of the NBIMS-US Project Committee can submit ballots and vote on changes to the standard.) A staff member will review your application and send you a welcome letter.
- Log on to the Member Portal. During the NBIMS-US™ consensus review cycle, you will recieve instructions to access the bSa Member Portal. There you can download a ballot and supporting materials to start the process.
For more information on the NBIMS-US Project Committee or to submit a ballot item, contact Philip Schneider.