This standard defines the information, geometry, behaviour and presentation of BIM Objects to enable consistency, efficiency and interoperability across the construction industry.
Words in bold (and others) are explained in the Terms and Definitions section of this document.
This standard is intended for construction professionals, manufacturers and other BIM content developers to assist in the creation of BIM objects that operate in a Common Data Environment (CDE).
It is a quality standard for BIM objects and is a benchmark by which objects can be consistently assessed.
Through the use of a common standard, the integration of building information and its effective use becomes possible.
The NBS BIM Object Standard draws upon, refers to, complements and aligns with a number of documents. It refers heavily to the BS 8541 series, a code of practice that takes the form of guidance and recommendations for library objects for architecture, engineering and construction as well as COBie and the buildingSMART IFC schema.
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