CEO, RIBA Enterprises
The NBS BIM Object Standard will transform the future of BIM for the entire construction industry
At NBS we recognised that the lack of an industry-wide standard for BIM objects was a barrier to the successful adoption of BIM. Therefore, by defining what constitutes a high quality BIM object and providing consistency in the content and structure of these objects, the new NBS standard will play a major role in assisting UK-based organisations take BIM to the next level.
The construction industry needs access to BIM objects that can be used freely, safe in the knowledge that they contain the right levels of information with the appropriate geometry, all wrapped up in a consistent, yet structured and easy to use format.
The BIM landscape is rapidly evolving and NBS is at the forefront of this evolution. We understand that the market needs good quality BIM objects and the introduction of the new NBS BIM Object Standard means that designers creating their own objects for practice and project-specific purposes can now do so to a common standard, enabling greater collaboration, efficiency and more meaningful information exchange. Client groups, as well as project managers will also feel the benefit as they can be confident in the quality of the BIM objects used within their project models.
This is an important step, not just for NBS, but for all those who author BIM objects as we can now build objects using a common data environment. BIM objects that meet the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard will help to realise the true benefits of digital construction resulting in better value across the whole life of the built asset.
The UK is at the forefront of BIM and the introduction of this standard is yet another indication of how we, as a nation, are demonstrating our knowledge and expertise throughout the entire digital plan of work. I have no doubt that this new NBS BIM Object Standard will transform the future of BIM, not just in the UK, but in the global construction market.
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