MTG-BIM will coordinate the activities of multiple TC/TG in the area of standards and approaches to support the implementation of BIM within ASHRAE products and within the industry workplace. MTG-BIM will also represent ASHRAE interests within the BIM marketplace outside of ASHRAE and provide a conduit for funneling information about the BIM industry to ASHRAE members.
We are currently working on a report to Tech Council that will outline a plan forward regarding development of Standards relative to BIM. ASHRAE has developed Guideline 20 and is currently starting on development of a second effort (SPC 205 Data Exchange Protocols for Energy Simulation of HVAC&R Equipment Performance).
Our plan forward must include better coordination within ASHRAE and with ASHRAE and outside organizations plus engaging in a more proactive effort to attain a leadership position in the industry in the area of standards development for BIM.
Our primary focus will be on standards for which ASHRAE could lead the development of the standard, either on our own or as the leader of collaboration. It will also be necessary to look at standards that may already be under development by another organization which addresses a broader aspect of BIM. In those cases, ASHRAE would contribute in the areas of our expertise.
MTG-BIM recently approved a motion to become members of US TAG to ISO/TC 59/SC 13. This action will allow ASHRAE to expedite the accreditation process for establishing ASHRAE as the administrator of the TAG. After accreditation, we would be able to revise the roster to include others who are interested in the activities of TC 59/SC 13 but who aren’t currently on MTG-BIM, and remove those who have no interest in ISO. See below for additional information.
The ASHRAE Standards Committee approved the establishment and administration of the US TAG to ISO/TC 59/SC 13 and the corresponding ANSI Participating Membership on ISO/TC 59/SC 13.
BACKGROUND: The US (ANSI) is not a participating member of ISO/TC 59/SC 13. The work of SC 13 is closely related to ASHRAE interests in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and our members have expressed a desire to participate at the international level. Chris Wilkins, chair of ASHRAE MTG-BIM (Multidisciplinary Task Group – Building Information Modeling), has been proposed as the US expert on ISO/TC 59/SC 13/WG 11, Product data for building services systems model. ASTM is the administrator of the US TAG to ISO/TC 59 and supports ASHRAE administration of the SC 13 TAG. ASHRAE staff will coordinate this membership with ANSI, draft operating procedures for the TAG, and develop a TAG roster through ASHRAE contacts and a call for members.