BIMStorm Data Independence Information Age Encouragement for the Building Industry
BIMStorm Data Independence:
Information Age Encouragement for the Building Industry
By Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op, Co-founder
Images from ONUMA, Inc.
September 8, 2016
Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence in 1776 when things weren’t perfect.
He became President 25 years later in 1801 . . . and things still weren’t perfect.
240 years later and things are still not perfect.
But in order to form a more perfect union, each generation uses the tools and resources available to build a better
The recent evolution of tools, processes and the human spirit allows us to build things that many people think are not
The Information Age has resulted in dramatically advanced tools and processes that have significantly improved other
industries. Information Age tools and processes are making watershed improvements in the building industry, which has
a large impact on every region’s economy.
A standard way to approach the transformation of a multi-trillion dollar industry would benefit all the stakeholders
involved in buildings.
BIMStorm Data Independence provides an open,
standard way of using building information on mobile
devices in a way that benefits all participating
But you have to play to win.
Share your information in a way that gets the most
people to save money / make money and you win.
BIMStorm is an online brainstorm using Building
Information Models. BIMStorms have been around since
the turn of the century, was public in 2007 and won an
award from the American Institute of Architects in 2008.
(Above) Public BIMStorm results from the U.S. Federal Government.
What is shown as possible in the virtual world is easier to make happen in the real world.
Join BIMStorm Data Independence and make of it what you will.
Use publicly available program information from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health System, the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs and California Community Colleges to show your capabilities to plan, design, estimate,
schedule virtual projects. Prove that you are able to get information from client web-based software systems into the
software systems that you use – then use them to notable effect.
BIMStorms are practice sessions and proving grounds all in one.
Don’t be afraid, it is all virtual . . . and no one is perfect, not even Thomas Jefferson.
The current President in the White House recommends SEPS2BIM has won an Asset Leadership Network award
an Information Age approach that mirrors success for information sharing processes that mirrors the White
experienced by commercial industry. House approach and can be repeated in a way that
contributes to ISO 55000 compliance.
The VA and DoD have contributed to development of Commercial companies are participating and proving
the SEPS2BIM information sharing process. what is possible.
Learn how to participate at www.BIMStorm.com