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NIBS develops implementation plan for digital transformation of built environment

NIBS develops implementation plan for digital transformation of built environment

U.S. National BIM Program will include all stakeholders in design, construction, maintenance.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | September 20, 2022
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The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) says it has developed an implementation and launch plan for a sweeping digital transformation of the built environment.

The plan, called the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program, aims to digitize the entire life cycle of designing, constructing, and operating structures. The plan will involve all stakeholders in design, construction, and operation and maintenance of buildings.

“The U.S. National BIM Program will be successful through collaboration between the public and private sectors and across the diversity of project stakeholders, namely owners, designers, constructors, suppliers, vendors, and other involved parties,” says Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, Interim CEO of NIBS.

NIBS began planning process the U.S. National BIM Program last year, working with industry leaders. Since then, volunteers and NIBS staff members have developed the implementation plan, which includes key activities and an estimated budget for the first five years.

The implementation plan and additional information is available on usbimprogram.nibs.org.

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