As a shared knowledge resource, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is meant to cross physical and industry boundaries in order to bring professionals the information they need to work together. However, in an industry constantly growing in best practices and technology, and as competitive as it is creative, creating standardizations to make these resources work isn’t always simple.
In his presentation at the BIM World Implementation Strategies Global Online Symposium held in Barcelona, Spain, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, chair of the buildingSMART International Implementation Support Group and senior architect product specialist at Vectorworks, explored the past and future of BIM standards in the United States. Organized by Zigurat, BIM Freelance, and BIMCommunity, the symposium was an online and on-site event that focused on the implementation of BIM in different parts of the world, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
In the video below, watch as Ouellette examines how moving forward in BIM means that we must move together. He also discusses how sharing information is the key to improving the standardizations for BIM. Specifically, Ouellette outlines how working for the customer, those who use the buildings daily, is the only way to uncover best practices that will benefit the whole.