The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) will begin its Building Information Management and Modeling (BIM) Phased Implementation Plan in October.
As a result, design and construction companies interested in working for this federal owner must have a firm grasp of BIM technologies and the forthcoming NAVFAC BIM requirements.
The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintained and updated during the life of the building. However, examples of true life-cycle BIM do not exist to date whereby 3D parametric models are maintained and updated for life-cycle management, NAVFAC says.
The new requirements apply to all projects (Design Build (DB) & A/E Design Bid Build (DBB)) of new construction greater than or equal to $750,000 and major renovations greater than or equal to 50% of the Plant Replacement Value and greater than or equal to $2.5 million.