National BIM Standard – United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2) – Released May 2012

National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ has released The National BIM Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2).  The document is intended to cover the full life cycle of buildings—from planning, design and construction to operations and sustainment.

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Version 2 National Building Information Modeling Standard – United States – NIBS National BIM Standard – News – November 2011

The National Building Information Modeling Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Project Committee has approved 18 submissions to be included in Version 2 of the standard.  Areas addressed include –  reference standards, information exchange standards,  and best practices.

Approved reference standards:

  • Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) 2×3
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) XML
  • OmniClass Tables 13, 21, 22, 23, 32 and 36
  • International Framework Dictionary (IFD) Library Update

Approved information exchange standards:

  • Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)
  • Information Delivery Manual/Model View Definition (IDM/MVD) Design to Spatial Program Validation
  • IDM MVD Design to Building Energy Analysis
  • IDM MVD Design to Quantity Takeoff

Approved best practices, guidelines and applications:

  • BIM Project Execution Planning Guide – V2.1
  • BIM Project Execution Plan Content – V2.1
  • Minimum BIM
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Coordination Requirements
  • Planning, Executing and Managing Information Handovers

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