BIM Standards

BIM is a collaborative process and involves many stakeholders in a project. Without agreeing upon a common project standard between all stakeholders about how to implement BIM, it can give rise to chaos, misunderstandings, legal battles and loss of productivity. Various countries have taken leadership in establishing national BIM standards in order to implement BIM on a national scale. These standards differ from each other based on their context, practices and industry requirements. Following is a list of some of these BIM standards which can be used as reference to develop one’s own project specification as per the need of the project.

National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) Version 3 (V3) Following a multi-year effort, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM) in July, 2015.
BIM Manual v2.0 BIM Manual published by Department of Veteran Affairs, USA.
IU BIM Guidelines & Standards for Architects, Engineers, and Contractors BIM guideline and standards developed by Indiana University.
BIM Guidelines and Standards for Architects & Engineers BIM guidelines published by Division of Facilities Development, Department of Administration, State of Wisconsin.
British Standards and Publicly Available Specifications for BIM The BIM Level 2 suite of documents has been developed to help the UK construction industry adopt BIM Level 2.
AEC (UK) BIM Protocol BIM protocols have been developed by AEC (UK) BIM committee to realize a unified, usable, co-ordinated approach to BIM in a project environment.
PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling PAS 1192-2 specifies requirements for achieving building information modelling (BIM) Level 2.
Hong Kong
HKIBIM Standard The Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modeling’s BIM Standard establishes a process for adopting BIM on building projects.
NATSPEC National BIM Guide The National Building Specification’s National BIM Guide is a suite of documents that can be used to implement BIM on a project.
National guideline for digital modelling These National Guidelines and Case Studies for Digital Modelling are the outcomes from one of a number of Building Information Modelling (BIM)-related projects undertaken by the CRC for Construction Innovation.

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