Posted in 3D models, Concrete
I am pleased to see that the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority (EBST) has signed the agreement together with Senate Properties in Finland, Statsbygg in Norway and General Services Administration in the USA regarding the use of BIM and IFC.As one of the authors of the Erabuild report on “Review of the Development and Implementation of IFC compatible BIM”, I am contented to see one of the recommendations has turned into an official statement. Portion of the statement from the agency regarding BIM and IFC is listed below.“The signatories-designated “we” in this public statement-have a common interest in supporting the continuing development and implementation of open BIM standards such as the IFCs. In pursuit of this, we intent to support IFCs as an open BIM standard in the following areas: Within established budget limits, quality goals, and defined project progress, we will initiate and participate in open BIM-related research, development, and collaboration efforts, including making accessible our own building construction projects for piloting, thus contribution to the gradual proliferation and use of open digital building information models with IFCs throughout the lifespan of building structures. We will support, to the extent legally and practical possible, the use of IFC-related BIM solutions in public construction works.Each government agency listed as a “Signatory” will issue its corresponding BIM requirements, open standard mandates, and adoption schedule.
Our intent is for all major projects to use open BIMs based on IFCs on a regular basis but no later than within a two- to four-year (i.e., 2009-2011) timeframe.”
More information can be found at: http://www.ebst.dk/nyheder/79546/1/0# Why is this great? – because the public clients have to influence the market by making demands in order to create a critical mass for open standards. Who want one or few vendors to control the market and the price for their services?