Following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project. The 36-page NBGO addresses three broad areas the owner should understand in order to work effectively with the Project BIM Team: (1) process; (2) infrastructure and standards; and (3) execution. The guide also offers information on leveraging BIM throughout a building’s life cycle, beyond design and construction to maintenance and operations.
The guide is available free online and may be requested at https://www.nibs.org/?nbgo