AAMA BIM Specification Nears CompletionJune 17th, 2013 by DWM Magazine
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Building Information Modeling Task Group met during the association’s recent Summer Conference to review ballot comments on the draft document, Voluntary Specification for Non-Residential Fenestration Building Information Modeling (BIM). The Summer Conference was held June 9-12 in Rosemont, Ill.
During the meeting, the task group made a motion to move forward with the document’s publication following revisions to figures contained within the draft.
Once published, Voluntary Specification for Non-Residential Fenestration Building Information Modeling (BIM) will outline minimum requirements for models of two types and will be intended to be referenced in other industry standards, contract documents, proposals and marketing materials as needed, according to AAMA. The document also provides a guide for manufacturers in assembling BIM information relevant to their standard products and services.
The specification will only address those aspects of the BIM process related to non-residential windows, doors, curtainwall, storefronts, entrances and skylights, which are collectively referred to within the document as “fenestration.”