UK to help US adopt national BIM programme

The US and the UK have signed a memorandum of understanding pledging them to work together on the development of the US National Building Information Management (BIM) Programme.

The two-year collaboration sees the US National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) work with the UK’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) on a national BIM programme for the US that aligns with international technical standards.

NIBS will to adapt the UK programme model to develop a national roadmap toward international standard BIM-ISO19650 to foster a more productive and collaborative international digital construction sector, the CDBB said. 
"BIM is at the heart of the digitalisation of the construction sector," said Fergus Harradence, deputy director for construction at the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

"The creation of a US National BIM program aligned to international standards marks a major step forward for the global construction sector. We are delighted to be collaborating with the US to share the learnings from our UK BIM program. This collaboration will lead to economic and environmental benefits for both countries by boosting the economic performance of the construction sector and helping to improve social outcomes and trade opportunities."

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