November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015


WASHINGTON – Today, the ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing an updated ConsensusDocs 301 BIM Addendum, which was an industry-first document originally published in June 2008. The BIM revision working group was assembled from a diverse group of practitioners who were intimately familiar from the technical, legal, and risk management aspects of BIM. The new Addendum updates terminology and provisions to reflect current best practices in the rapidly changing world of BIM.

“ConsensusDocs continues its lead industry role in the area of BIM with this publication,” states Brian Perlberg, ConsensusDocs Executive Director. “The new document is more specific and technologically intricate to address current industry needs and provides for greater clarity in development of a BIM Execution Plan with better defined administration rights and responsibilities to assist all participants working on a project incorporating BIM.”

The new changes included updating liability, insurance and intellectual property terms; adding provisions for commissioning/turnover and facilities maintenance and operations, as well as sustainability analyses. There was a great deal of effort on incorporating a level of development (LOD) and creating options regarding reliance upon model data.

The BIM Addendum specifies technology requirements and formats conducive to robust BIM use as a tool throughout the lifecycle of a structure and is designed so that parties can take better advantage of features unique to BIM.

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