U.K.-U.S. MoU Aims to Improve BIM
The U.S.-based National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to develop the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program, NIBS announced on May 25. Under the two-year MoU, CDBB experts will assist NIBS in developing technical standards for the built environment in the U.S. The collaboration was enabled through support of the U.K.’s Construction Innovation Hub. The plan is for NIBS to adapt the U.K. program model and materials as a guide to developing a national roadmap aligned with the international standard for BIM-ISO 19650. The U.S. National BIM Program is meant to 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.