In order to be sure interoperability is achievable, a standard for creating and sharing information needs to be widely available and adopted by the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner) community as well as software developers. The National BIM Standards Project is an open-source project that will make its findings freely available to the public when complete.

If you haven’t already heard of the National BIM Standards Project, take a look at this:

http://www.nibs.org/BIM/NBIMS_Awareness_Handout.pdf

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