AISC’s Moor to Chair NBIMS-US V3 Project Committee
August 16, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago, IL) – Chris Moor, director of industry initiatives for the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), has been selected as the new chair of the project committee tasked with developing Version 3 (V3) of the National BIM Standard for the United States (NBIMS-US).
A project of the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance (bSa), NBIMS-US is a consensus document that serves to standardize the way practitioners use BIM to more easily pass information from one phase of the building process to another. The NBIMS-US Project Committee oversees the standard’s development.
“I enthusiastically support the Nominating Committee’s selection,” commented AISC Chair William B. (Brad) Bourne III of Universal Steel, Inc., Lithonia, Ga. “They could not have chosen a more knowledgeable, energetic and experienced leader than Chris Moor, to lead the development of their vision for NBIMS-US V3. We wish Chris the best of luck and stand behind him with all that AISC can offer.”
Moor has been a long-time advocate for open standards and improving interoperability. He has worked with 3D technology and BIM since 1994 and leads AISC’s efforts on technology integration and interoperability, which include exploring, implementing and promoting new technologies that support and enhance the entire structural steel supply chain. AISC is committed to maintaining the structural steel industry’s leadership in interoperability and ensuring data related to structural steel can be exchanged throughout the supply chain and with other disciplines and trades. (Learn more at www.aisc.org/integration.)
“Involvement in bSa and NBIMS-US is an investment in the future of the whole construction industry,” said Moor. “I am looking forward to the challenge ahead, and am proud and humbled to be a part of the NBIMS-US effort.”
A member of the NBIMS-US Project Committee and a director on the buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction, Moor was heavily involved in the development of NBIMS-US Version 2. He is also a member of the Design-Build Institute of America BIM Committee; co-chair of the American Iron and Steel Institute BIM Committee; secretary of AISC’s Technology Integration Committee; member of the Level of Development Special Interest Working Group (an Associated General Contractors of America/BIMForum/American Institute of Architects effort); and serves as the AISC lead for a Fiatech project addressing interoperability for steel within the process industry. He was previously the managing director of Tekla Corporation’s UK subsidiary.
The NBIMS-US Project Committee will next elect a vice chair and secretary, and call for committee members to join the various working committees and subgroups to develop V3. Individuals and organizational representatives can participate on the committee, but first they must become members of the National Institute of Building Sciences and its buildingSMART alliance. To get involved in the process, visit www.buildingsmartalliance.org/support/members.
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The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.
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