December 15, 2010

electroindustry article—Focusing on the I in Building Information Modeling

In the December cover story of NEMA’s electroindustry, leaders in the electrical industry examine the opportunity Building Information Modeling (BIM) represents as a competitive tool that would increase market presence and sales. BIM seeks to gather and integrate information on all aspects of a building, combining both visuals and product data for the lifecycle of the building.To propel the industry forward in this emerging technology, NEMA is working with IDEA to create a global BIM-compliant open standard for electroindustry data, in partnership with the buildingSMART alliance, a council of the congressionally- authorized National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).