The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is now accepting proposals for the development of a best practices guide on the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) that is consistent and cohesive with the checks and balances currently provided in the AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges.
The AISC Code Committee seeks assistance from BIM users including engineers, fabricators, erectors, detailers, architects and contractors, in identifying and documenting best practices to facilitate the long-term standardization of BIM in structural steel construction. Download the Request for Proposal form.
"The AISC Code reflects industry advancements and provides the AEC community with a useful framework for a common understanding of acceptable standards when contracting for structural steel," commented Charles J. Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., AISC vice president and chief structural engineer. "However, few aspects of BIM have become standard. This has hampered the ability of the AISC Code Committee to incorporate provisions related to BIM into the Code."
Proposals are due by March 27, 2013, and may be submitted via email to AISC's Jie Zuo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
American Institute of Steel Construction
?1 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 700?
Chicago, IL 60601
About the American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.