As Summer 2012 draws to a close, two interesting releases that are quite relevant to our buildingSMART efforts. First, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released updated versions of their "digital practice documents" for public comment. These documents represent an evolution of the E202 BIM Protocol Exhibit into a more complete project execution plan. You can visit www.aia.org/digitaldocs to download the documents for review or read the press release here: http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB095748.
The comment period for the AIA documents will close on October 8, 2012 (extended from the original September 24 deadline).
The second release is the COBie (Construction-Operations Building Information Exchange) guide from the buildingSMART alliance. The guide provides information about organizing and delivering COBie formatted data. You can download the COBie guide here: http://buildingsmartalliance.org/index.php/projects/cobieguide/