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Australia and New Zealand - Open BIM Object Standard

The OBOS is a free resource to assist in the creation of BIM objects, for use by all construction professionals – from designers and specifiers to manufacturers and BIM content developers. NATSPEC and Masterspec (New Zealand) agreed to work together to develop a BIM object standard, following the collapse of a previous initiative to create an International BIM object standard, in collaboration with NBS-UK. The result is the Open BIM object standard (OBOS) intended for use by all construction professionals – from designers and specifiers to manufacturers and BIM content developers, to assist in the creation of standardised generic, manufacturer and project specific BIM objects. Having a standard for BIM object creation in place within Australia will provide confidence to object authors and, importantly, to product manufacturers that their BIM objects will be acceptable to the end users of the objects, allowing them to manage their BIM content in a consistent and structured manner. The acceptability of standard-based content means that authors and manufacturers do not waste their time, money and resources creating BIM content that may not be accepted by industry. With the aim of harmonising BIM practices internationally, an extensive review of existing global guides, standards and protocols relating to the creation of BIM content was completed as part of the research and preparation work. The OBOS complements and aligns with the recently released NATSPEC BIM Properties Generator, both are mutually supportive tools. The former sets out the rules for applying properties to objects, specifies their format and provides requirements for the graphical modelling and functionality of a BIM object. The latter is a compendium of properties for common architectural and structural objects, that conform to the standard.

APEC - Start-Up Guide, Building Information Modeling

This Start-Up Guide was developed in collaboration with the bimSCORE team in support of work on green building by the APEC Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC), through the multi-year project on the Role of Standards and Conformity Assessment Measures in Enhancing the Performance and Energy Efficiency of the Commercial Building Sector.

Production of BIM Object Guide - General Requirements (June 2018)

(Superseded by Production of BIM Object Guide - General Requirements (August 2019) ) Building Information Modelling (BIM) is not just a three-dimensional drawing tool but a new tool to holistically manage information relating to construction projects from planning stage, to design, construction and operational stages. It is a new way of working using new technology to facilitate project management and execution, better construction process control, cross-disciplinary collaboration, internal coordination, external communication, problem solving, decision making support, productivity management, and risk management. BIM is a way of working – it facilitates construction professionals to work together and communicate in one PLATFORM and all team members should be working to the same standards. BIM creates value from the combined efforts of people, process and technology. Development Bureau of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region issued Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 Adoption of Building Information Modelling for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong which takes effect from January 2018. The Circular sets out the policy and requirements on the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and applies to works to works either by in-house government staff, consultants or contractors. The Circular has mandatory requirements for the BIM use of drawing production at design phase and construction phase. Drawing production is the most important and concerned deliverable of industry, both statutorily and contractually. A value driven BIM should be able to generate drawing production set for presentation, statutory and tender purpose. A BIM project is made up of a lot of BIM objects such as walls, floors, columns, window, door, furniture or even a picture on the wall. To achieve the drawing production objective, a digital component that contains both geometry and non-geometry information of a product or element in the building needs to be standardised. This Guide is intended to standardise the minimum requirement of the production of BIM objects for BIM object creators such as manufacturers, material suppliers and software vendors, etc in the construction industry. Standardising the production of BIM object is a pre-requisition to the compilation of a comprehensive and usable BIM object library to improve the productivity, quality and efficiency of BIM process to facilitate the design and construction of the projects.
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buildingSMART – Standards

buildingSMART promotes international consensus among stakeholders on specific standards to accelerate implementation and uptake. buildingSMART standards cover a wide range of process and information capabilities unique to the built environment industry, including: An industry-specific data model schema - Industry Foundation Classes [IFC] A methodology for defining and documenting business processes and data requirements - Information Delivery Manual [IDM] Data model exchange specifications - Model View Definitions [MVD] Model-based, software-independent communication protocols - BIM Collaboration Format [BCF] A standard library of general definitions of BIM objects and their attributes - buildingSMART Data Dictionary [bSDD] buildingSMART also oversees formal reviews and publication of Technical Reports that result from technical activities in the Rooms that involve research, development or implementation and are of interest and benefit to the buildingSMART Community and the built asset industry. A buildingSMART SPEC is a document that can be produced by any organisation that wants to standardize best practice on a specific subject but is not yet ready to proceed with producing it as a bSI Standard.Source from buildingSMART