How Do the New AIA BIM Documents Accommodate an “Open BIM” Framework?

Submitted by hastihejazi on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 14:19
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The\nconcept of \u201copen BIM\u201d is gaining traction in the industry, and it may even be\nrequired on your project. So, let\u2019s investigate how the new AIA BIM documents\naccommodate an open BIM framework."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"First, it\u2019s important to understand what is meant by\nopen BIM. According to buildingSmart, open BIM is \u201ca collaborative process that\nis vendor neutral. openBIM processes can be defined as sharable project\ninformation that supports seamless collaboration for all project participants.\nopenBIM facilitates interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout\ntheir lifecycle.\u201d"],[0,[0],1,"[1]"],[0,[],0,"\nArchDaily similarly describes open BIM as \u201ca universal approach to the\ncollaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open\nstandards and workflows. It is an initiative of buildingSMART and is supported\nby many leading software vendors in the building industry. It defines methods\nfor the object-oriented description of buildings using open data formats that\nfacilitate integrated project delivery. Open BIM provides a common language for\nthe exchange of information within a multidisciplinary project team.\u201d"],[0,[1],1,"[2]"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"So, at first blush, it may seem like open BIM pertains\nsolely to the process and interoperability of BIM programs and software,\nfacilitating greater collaboration. But, "],[0,[2],1,"something"],[0,[],0," (like a contract\nexhibit or BIM execution plan!) has to inform the project participants as to\ntheir respective software and data obligations. This is where the new AIA BIM\ndocuments come into play."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The new BIM exhibits ("],[0,[3],1,"E201-2022\n"],[0,[],0,",\n"],[0,[4],1,"E202-2022\n"],[0,[],0,",\n"],[0,[5],1,"E401-2022\n"],[0,[],0,",\nand "],[0,[6],1,"E402-2022\n"],[0,[],0,")\nrequire the parties to develop and adhere to a BIM execution plan. The BIM\nexhibits require the parties to include protocols related to an open BIM\nframework, such as \u201cSoftware requirements and file exchange protocols,\nincluding software version(s) to be used for Modeling, updating policies, if\nany, tools to be used for collaboration or file sharing, and frequency for file\nsharing\u2026\u201d (E201-2022, Section 3.2.1). "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Then, in their BIM execution plan (such as the new "],[0,[7],1,"G203-2022\n"],[0,[],0,"),\nthe parties agree upon specific software requirements (versions, update\nschedules, etc.), as well as file exchange protocols, and collaboration\nprotocols. The G203-2022 contains fill points in Article 3 for this type of\ninformation. If the parties want to include more detail about their open BIM\ncollaboration "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Once agreed upon, the BIM exhibit and BIM execution\nplan are attached to all project agreements and accommodate an open BIM\nframework. In this way, the AIA\u2019s new BIM documents deliver on the open BIM promise\nto \u201cfacilitate[] interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout\ntheir lifecycle.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[8,2],2,"AIA Contract Documents has provided this\narticle for general informational purposes only. The information provided is\nnot legal opinion or legal advice and does not create an attorney-client\nrelationship of any kind. This article is also not intended to provide guidance\nas to how project parties should interpret their specific contracts or resolve\ncontract disputes, as those decisions will need to be made in consultation with\nlegal counsel, insurance counsel, and other professionals, and based upon a\nmultitude of factors. 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