Last updated: 12-06-2011
- General Services Administration (GSA)—The GSA was the first government organization to lead the US government into BIM and had a primary role in promoting BIM in the entire industry. They remain today a leader in the initiative, continually breaking new ground.
- Tri-Service CAD BIM Technology Center
- U.S. Air Force Building Information Modeling for MILCON Transformation
- U.S. Army - Civil Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)—The Corps of Engineers with the support of their laboratories are transforming to the use of BIM and is are primary players in the industry transformation with products such as COBIE.
- U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)—The USCG has also been a leader among government agencies and have pioneered the linking of mission to facilities and use of facility information during the operations and sustainment phases of the lifecycle.
The buildingSMART alliance has a list of organizations that they are working with, this list includes the following:
- 7group—Integrative Design, green building, and LEED consultants... Boecker served as vice Chair of the Steering Committee that created the WSIP ANSI Standard
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Building Connections—The International Clearinghouse for Interoperability Standards and Activities in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate industries.
- AIA - Integrated Project Delivery—Whitepapers, articles, presentations and links to assist members in developing a stronger understanding of Integrated Practice and relevant surrounding issues.
- AIA - Technology in Practice
- American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)—AISC has taken an active role in pioneering interoperability and BIM through developing the CIS/2 standard and promoting its use in the structural steel design, detailing, fabrication and construction process. AISC actively engages its members and the AEC community at large to ensure that structural steel is a leader in adoption of interoperability and BIM technology.
- American Society for Quality (ASQ)—ASQ Design and Construction Division is actively pursuing a certification for Quality Managers in design and construction and would like to include BIM and interoperability to the knowledge required of QM's in these disciplines.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)—Develop and identify initiatives and opportunities presented by interoperability, BIM, and related topics affecting the HVAC & R industry and ASHRAE interests. Develop informational and educational programs on BIM and Inter-operability for ASHRAE members.
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)—The Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE is dealing with building information models.
- American Society of Professional Estimators—All estimating professionals may want to get in on the BIM discussion effecting their work. ASPE Chapters will be presenting speakers and programs to facilitate the move towards BIM.
- American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
- Association of General Contractors of America (AGC) - BIMForum—BIMForum is the AGC's task force on Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIMForum's 200+ members collaborate virtually via the online forum.
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
- Contintental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)—CABA is a not-for-profit industry association that promotes advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings in North America.
- Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
- Center for Facilities and Environment (CIFE)—CIFE and Stanford have long been pioneers in collaborative design, integrated practice, and BIM in general.This level of involvement will with out doubt continue long into the future.
- Construction Industry Institute (CII)—The Construction Industry Institute focuses its efforts on the business needs of its members, which include many of the largest construction related organizations and major facility owners. BIM is beginning to show up on their radar screen and therefore into projects of CII. The emphasis of CII will be toward the strategic business approach to BIM rather than the technology.
- Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA)
- Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)—COAA is committed to accomplishing interoperability and served as one of the sponsors of the McGraw-Hill Interoperability Study that was recently released. They are educating our members through their conference education programs and articles in their magazine.
- Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)—CSI develops and promulgates the formats and standards that organize project and product specifications and information. With the development of OmniClass and the IFDLibrary, CSI along with CSC is focused on supporting interoperability by providing a complete and consistent open schema for all information used in the building process.
- Construction Users Round Table (CURT)—The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) mission is to create competitive advantage for construction users. CURT is providing aggressive leadership on business issues that promote excellence in the creation of capital assets and supports BIM/VDC implementation in accord with this direction. CURT is in the third year of an arrangement with CIFE and GSA in conducting a VDC Usage Survey in order to gain business metrics around VDC implementation. Further CURT has a committee focused on process transformation involving various sectors of the industry targeting improved productivity. CURT is working in partnership with AIA and AGC through the 3xPT initiative driving change in the industry toward process transformation.
- Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
- FIATECH—Non-profit consortium working with technologies to support FIAPP (Fully Integrated and Automated Project Processes)
- Georgia Tech AEC Integration Lab
- Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS)
- International Center for Facilities (ICF) Ottawa—Improve the functionality, suitability and quality of the places where people work and live, and of other constructed assets, by focusing in particular on the development of appropriate national and international standards.
- International Code Council (ICC) - SMARTcodes™—Automate compliance checking with building regulations, codes, standards, etc. which includes significant work on a dictionary that can serve as a basis for other dictionary work in the US and globally, coordination with model checking software entities and working with BIM software developers to understand what information is needed in a BIM to make it checkable for compliance.
- International Facilities Managers Association (IFMA)
- Lean Construction Institute (LCI)—Focused on reducing waste in the industry. Provides research to develop knowledge regarding project based production management in the design, engineering, and construction of capital facilities.
- National Academy of Sciences Federal Facilities Council (FFC)—The FFC coordinates the federal agencies and provides educational opportunities to all.
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)—Large builders of homes are transforming to BIM in order to optimize their processes and provide agility in delivering customized needs of their customers.
- National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)
- Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)—Helping the World to Communicate Geographically. Provides industry standards to the ISO level. Recognized test bed approach.
- Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)
- PRO IT: Finnish Consortium of Modelers
- Project Management Institute Design Procurement Construction Specific Interest Group (DPC-SIG)—The D-P-C SIG is an international organization and its mission is to break down barriers that fragment the profession, improve the understanding of capital project management, promote collaboration between capital project stakeholders, and contribute to the professional development of our membership.
- Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)—Participate in the effort to achieve wide acceptance of open standard IFC's and technologically advanced tools to enable and promote growth of Integrated Practice, where efficient collaboration among disciplines can lead to goals of improved productivity and the reduction of errors and waste in the construction process. Assist in the dissemination of information on IFC's, BIM and the Integrated Practice to SMACNA contractors and the entire construction community.
- Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP)—Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice is a nationwide technical resource organization that aids design firms, agencies, facility managers, and manufacturers in acquiring specifications from qualified writers, and allows independent specifiers to enhance their professionalism by sharing techniques and industry developments. Widely regarded as the voice of the specifier community, SCIP membership includes specifications consultants and design firm specifiers.
- Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
- U.S. Green Building Council—Utilizing an integrated approach to hasten the transformation of the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated to neutralize first costs, improve building performance, and reduce operations impacts.
This list is under construction will be provided at a later date.
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