A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been announced between representatives for the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US) cementing a pledge to work together on the development of the US National Building Information Management (BIM) Program.
Marking the next step in a two-year collaboration 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 program for the US supporting international alignment on technical standards for the built environment. The US-UK collaboration has been enabled by the UK’s Construction Innovation Hub which brings together world class expertise from BRE, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the construction industry.
Our BIM feature looks at the various resources pertinent to construction product manufacturers and suppliers, also including sections detailing Object/Component Creators, Specialist Websites for Storing and Downloading BIM Objects, Publications and Guest Articles. In order to access these, click on Building Information Modelling in the Guides section of the Directory.
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 creating benefits to both economies and growing trade opportunities by increasing the sector’s productivity and performance.
The U.S. National BIM Program will 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.
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