The National Institute of Building Sciences, Building Information Management (BIM) Council has announced that the National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS-US) is open for public comment. NBIMS-US V4 has been a work in progress for the past three years, say officials. It will be unveiled in September 2023 at Building Innovation 2023 in Washington, D.C.

“The NBIMS-US consensus process includes both public comment and member voting,” says AC Powell, president and CEO of NIBS. “NBIMS-US V4 is a consensus-based standard, and we need, want, and welcome industry input.”

NBIMS-US provides consensus-based standards by referencing existing standards, documenting information exchanges and delivering best business practices for the entire built environment. With open BIM standards, detailed models and accurate products can be used during commissioning and operation to ensure functionality throughout a facility’s life, to deliver high-performance, carbon-neutral and net-zero energy-based facilities.

Membership with the BIM Council is required to participate in voting on content and ratifying the standard. Visit the BIM Council for more information and become a NIBS member by May 10, 2023, to participate in the review and approval of NBIMS-US V4.