Last edited 28 Feb 2017

BIM guidelines around the world

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Almost all BIM guidelines in the world have 4 major parts:

Until 2015 in the USA, some departments of state published 47 BIM guidelines and standards to implement BIM efficiently, in which 17 were published by government office and 30 were published by non-profit organizations:

  • General Services Administration (GSA) plans to publish 8 BIM guidelines. They published 6 instructions from 2007 to 2011 and 2 others are yet to be publish.
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) published 2 BIM standards and are preparing to publish a 3rd.
  • The American Institute of Architects, Association of General Contractors (AGC), universities, state and city also publish other BIM guidelines and standards. The Pennsylvania state university and Association of contractors have all 4 of the above parts. Some others don’t have 4 parts, of which about 50% don’t clarify Level of detail (LODs).

In the present, Europe have about 34 BIM instructions and standards, in which:

Almost all of the publishers in Europe lack 2 parts: PEP and LODs. Only BIM the specification of AEC-UK have full of 4 parts.

In Asia, there are 35 BIM protocols, in which:

  • 12 were published by Singapore Building Construction Authority (BCA) and other government departments.
  • Others were published in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

As with Europe, almost all of them lack 2 parts: PEP and LODs. Only its version 2 of BCS have full 4 parts.


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