Trimble is teaming up with the buildingSmart Alliance to support the development of a National BIM standard according to a report in Constructech Magazine. Trimble recently formed the BIM to Field alliance.
Officially, Trimble has been accepted as a National Building Information Modeling standards (U.S.) project committee member with the opportunity to help establish industry standards and processes for BIM workflows. By joining the alliance, Trimble will play a role in developing industry standards around the collection and use of construction data in support of BIM.
Hopefully this will lead to discovery of how the sensor companies can actually add value to BIM workflows, as opposed to some of the “magic” that is supposed to occur with Scan to BIM.