A new guideline developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM) was the topic of a recent session at BIMForum’s spring event, held earlier this month in San Diego, California. Johnny Fortune, immediate past chair of the Institute’s buildingSMART alliance® and BIM director at Bullock Tice Associates, gave a presentation about the Institute’s newly published National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO).
Owners who have yet to implement BIM can find the information and process change overwhelming. Fortune’s presentation highlighted how NBGO could be used to help owners achieve BIM Done Right—a BIM-enabled, client-focused delivery approach and strategy that centers around owner desired outcomes—for their respective projects, regardless of the simplicity or complexity of the technology they have available. Owners can use the guide to help them get started with BIM implementation or refine their current processes. The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community can use the NBGO as a tool to engage owners and guide discussions to better plan and understand the owner’s ultimate information objectives early in the project. Download the NBGO.