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Pomierski, David

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When: Friday, March 04, 2011 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
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Subject: BICSI_BIM Best Practices Committee Launch
When: Friday, March 04, 2011 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-647-3411 - Passcode: 449925
David Wells and I are looking for contributions and contributors for a best practices subcommittee. Please see below a summary of our BIM Best Practices (BBP) Subcommittee activity as well as the core sections we’re currently working on.
The numbers are as follows:
US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-647-3411
UK Toll Free: 0 808 101 1150        
Int’l Toll:  1-719-867-0497
Other countries are toll free (on request)
Passcode: 449925
BIM Best Practice Purpose
The AECO community is being inundated by request to provide Building Information Modeling for projects. Although BIM has been around and more widely adopted in the recent years, there is little knowledge or guidelines within the communications industry. Additionally, there are different software’s, standards and levels of understanding about BIM within all facets of AECO.
For design, whether Architectural, MEP or just Communications, the challenge is what level, what standard and to what level of detail is required to meet a BIM specification. Because of the lack of consistent guidelines the entire chain is left to guess at what deliverables are prudent. Manufacturers in the construction industries have provided content, but communications manufacturers are lacking and only a few have content developed to vastly different levels of specifications for BIM modeling. So, again there is a lack of consistency.
The BICSI membership, Architectural firms, and MEP firms are frustrated with the lack of specific standards or guidelines being provided with BIM requirements. AECO firms are creating their own content to stay competitive and keep up with requirements in modeling that don’t exist. This is all contributing to a lack of consistency for such an incredibly vital application for future of our industry. BICSI as the defacto voice for the ITS industry, could start to set an example in the AECO industries by providing a Best Practices that educates our members and the industry, as well as provide recommendations and guidelines for BIM with regards to all facets of the Information Technology Systems.
The BIM Best Practices (BBP) will position and represent the ITS industry and ourselves as an organization that is a prominent contributor to the continued advancement in the development of a nationally and internationally recognized standards and best practices.
Initial Members
(Must be at least five members)
Name Company
David Pomierski Leviton Network Solutions
David Wells JBA Consulting Engineers
Dennis Manes Leviton Network Solutions
Michael Smith BIMWorks, Inc
  Steve Germano IBD Intelligent Building Design
Date Milestone Comments
12/01/2010 Activity start to form BICSI BIM Best Practice Sub-Committee Working with Co-Chair David Wells and about a dozen others who have interest in supporting BBP Committee. BBP Committee Start.
09/01/2011 100% of the work shall be completed by this date Material shall be posted to the ESS FTP site or sent to the sub-committee chair one day before this deadline
11/01/2011 Technical Ballot Subcommittee leaders to work with Jeff Silveira in order to put the standard for vote
June 1st, 2011 Committee Approvals Subcommittee leaders to work with Jeff Silveira in order to put the standard for vote
Winter Conference 2012
Document Published BIM Best Practice General Session
The BIM Best Practices Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • References, Codes, Standards
  • Terms & Definitions
  • Defining Building Information Modeling (BIM )
  • Define the Agency’s and Professional Organizations
  • Define the prominent software manufacturers
  • BIM capabilities and illustrations of BIM in practice
  • Provide recommended levels and guidelines of detail
  • Communications Infrastructure
  1. Planning
  2. Design
  3. Implementation
  4. Maintenance
  • Market Verticals
  • Building Systems
  • BAS
  • Annex A - emerging trends
We have an extremely tight schedule to complete the BIM Best Practice in time to publish prior to the Winter Conference in 2012. We need knowledge and expertise
to assist us in any way. Please let us know in which area you feel most comfortable in contributing to, so we can include you in the BBP subcommittee.
Thanks again for your interest and willingness to help. Please let me know if you have additional questions or need further information.
We are looking forward to working with you on the BBP Subcommittee.
David Wells, RCDD
Manager of Technology Services
jba consulting engineers
David M. Pomierski, RCDD, CSI
Specification Engineer
Network Solutions
T: 909 908-5066
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