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US BIM Standards to be Developed with the UK

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US BIM Standards Developed with UK

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding US BIM standards has been announced between representatives from the US and UK. The MoU will see the US National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) work with experts from the UK’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) on the development of a national BIM programme for the US in support of international alignment on technical standards for the built environment.

From an article in The Construction Index.

The US-UK collaboration has been enabled by the UK’s Construction Innovation Hub, which brings together expertise from BRE, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB).

NIBS will work with CDBB to adapt the UK programme model and materials as a guide to developing a US national roadmap aligned with the international standard for BIM, ISO19650. The MoU will also support and encourage the public and private sector in both countries to learn from each other and exchange of best practice with the aim of creating benefits to both economies and growing trade opportunities by increasing the sector’s productivity and performance.

The US National BIM Program is intended to foster a productive and more collaborative international digital construction sector for the public good, facilitating innovation to drive increased value and be an engine for long-term sustainable growth.

The new agreement was announced yesterday during a Digital Construction Week Connect series webinar.

Adam Matthews, head of international at CDBB, said: “This partnership continues the global trend of knowledge sharing between countries that is accelerating and aligning the construction sector’s digitalisation journey. It marks the culmination of two years of close joint working between the two countries – by working together to innovate the built environment we can create better outcomes for people and places.”

For the complete article on U.S. BIM Standards CLICK HERE.

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