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Representatives from Carmelsoft will be presenting a seminar at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Atlanta on February 5, 2023.

Seminar 14: Do We Need More Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standards and Guidelines?
San Rafael, CA
December 15, 2022
Contact: Lucy Gooden
Phone: 800-339-6030
Representatives from Carmelsoft will be presenting a seminar at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Atlanta on February 5, 2023. The seminar is titled: "Do We Need More Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standards and Guidelines?". There are many Building Information Modeling (BIM) standards and guidelines available these days. This seminar focuses on three specific BIM standards including ASHRAE's SPC-224, National Institute of Building Sciences' NBIMS 4.0, and ISO-19650. Speakers will discuss the similarities and differences between them and how they could work together to provide a comprehensive set of BIM standards.

The first speaker will talk about "ASHRAE SPC-224", titled "Standard for the Application of Building Information Modeling." It is a draft ANSI-standard whose purpose is to provide minimum requirements for the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the planning, design, construction and operation of buildings. It defines how to incorporate BIM requirements in design, construction and operations services contracts and is geared toward building owners.

The second speaker will discuss updating the National BIM Standard Version 3. To update the standard, the NBC formed 5 workgroups focused on drafting content for NBIMS-US Version 4 . The focus is on standards that can be referenced in agreements and guidance to support adoption. Content development is largely completed and the balloting process is beginning with release of modules in 2022 and 2023. The session will identify key content of the NBIMS, publication status, coordination with other related standards and new areas of focus for additional modules under development.

The third speaker will talk about ISO-19650. The ISO subcommittee TC 59 SC 13 has published a new international standard on information management for BIM. This standard, published in 6 parts, has implications for how architects, engineers, and contractors work to manage and deliver information across a project lifecycle. In this talk, we present an overview of the new standard (parts 1, 2, 3, and 5 of ISO-19650). We discuss relevant key terms and content, such as common data environment (CDE), its correlation with the US standards, the National BIM Standard (USA), and ASHRAE SPC 224P, and how it can be interpreted for ASHRAE members.

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About Carmel Software

Carmel Software Corporation has been a leader in HVAC design software since 1995. In fact, our software currently powers the analysis capabilities of Autodesk's (makers of AutoCAD) 3D modeling software tools. Also, ASHRAE, Mitsubishi Electric, Trane, Johnson Controls, the U.S. Department of Energy, Honeywell, Carrier Corp., large western utilities, and other Fortune 500 building-services companies rely upon Carmel to develop custom mobile and desktop applications for their clients. We currently offer more than 40 iOS and Android mobile apps for HVAC.
Media Contact: Lucy Gooden, Phone: 800-339-6030