Creating a BIM Execution Plan

Our last post focused on the first step in digital practice: creating a BIM Exhibit. Once the contracting parties attach that exhibit to the design and construction contract forms, they have to expand the agreement on model sharing and reliance issues through a project-specific BIM Execution Plan (“plan”). The AIA Contract Documents program created G203-2022,... Continue Reading →

Examining the new AIA BIM Exhibit agreements

The recently published AIA Digital Practice Documents involve three interrelated components that clearly define the procedures for sharing models, the permitted uses of the shared information, and the level of reliability on the model elements. The documents, therefore, provide the parties to the design and construction process with a straightforward methodology to share information without... Continue Reading →

AIA releases revised set of digital practice documents

On July 20, the AIA Contract Documents program released new documents in its series of Digital Practice Documents (or BIM documents). The first significant revisions since the 2013 edition include simplified documents and forms, as well as recognition that as the industry increasingly uses project-specific BIM execution plans, it would benefit from the creation of... Continue Reading →

Firms can share COVID-19 tool with employees

It has been 26 months since we first blogged about the effect of COVID-19 on design firms. The dangers to employees, their families, and design firm productivity are still with us. So firms might want to use, or suggest to employees, the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator. The calculator is geared toward the general public and... Continue Reading →

DOE releases energy-saving rules for federal buildings

On March 30, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced new building energy code requirements for federal buildings. Beginning in April 2023, all new buildings and major retrofits constructed by the federal government must comply with the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the 2019 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers Standard 90.1 building energy... Continue Reading →

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