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Design for Manufacturing and Assembly – Part 2 – The Quest for Efficiency

12:00 PM EST. Tuesday, April 09, 2024

In this webinar leading industry experts will describe where, when and how to apply Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) on large-scale and small-scale construction projects. We will build on …

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buildingSMART USA – openBIM Training and Certification

buildingSMART USA, has developed a training and certification program for decision makers and practitioners in the AEC/O industry. The training program consists of 4 courses: Entry Foundations Management Applications The objective of these courses is to create awareness and understanding of openBIM workflows, processes and capabilities end enable practitioners to plan and execute these workflows…

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2023 Level of Development (LOD) Specification

The BIMForum announces the publication of the 2023 Level of Development (LOD) Specification. The BIMForum had created the first version of the LOD Specification in 2013. The current edition marks the 10 year anniversary of the document. In the past 10 years the BIMForum LOD specification has helped countless projects and practitioners defining scope, qualities…

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BIMForum Original Content

It has been brought to BIMForum’s attention that, as has happened before, an organization has appeared styling itself as a “BIMForum.” In the present instance, an organization calling itself “BIMForum Global” has published documents in a manner that is confusingly similar to BIMForum’s publications and includes BIMForum’s copyrighted material. BIMForum (our organization) is a collaborative…

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Open Standards Survey

The BIMForum and BuildingSmart USA ( seek your participation in the Open Standards Survey. Open Standards are important tools for enabling innovation and development. Open standards enable individuals and organizations to access and leverage work products of industry participants efficiently and with confidence. Think about the enabling nature of important standards such as HTTP for…

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LOD Spec Survey

The BIMForum seeks your participation in developing and improving the Level of Development Specification (LOD Spec). The LOD Spec has enjoyed tremendous success over the last 10 years. The document was developed by practitioners who saw a need to specify, articulate and communicate model content requirements and qualities with clarity and efficiency. Today, the document…

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Design for Manufacturing and Assembly – Part 2 – The Quest for Efficiency

12:00 PM EST. Tuesday, April 09, 2024

In this webinar leading industry experts will describe where, when and how to apply Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) on large-scale and small-scale construction projects. We will build on …

BIM Forum Values


Our values serve as our North Star. They are the basis of our commitment to inspire action, effect change, and make an impact on the world around us.


We are inspired to break new ground and tap into new ideologies, but are also committed to keeping a clear mission and a compelling purpose.


We are visionary early adopters who embrace technology, creativity, and challenging the status-quo.


We believe things should be built to last—whether it’s structures, technology, or relationships.

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The Place Where It Happened

It all started in 2005 when a group of industry practitioners and owners attended a presentation about a Lucas Film project. The team used 3D modeling to refine the design, as well as simulate the construction process. The project was an overwhelming success, and the audience was so overwhelmed, you could hear a pin drop.

Technology brought the team together and allowed everyone to learn from different perspectives, communicate with clarity, and create trust and confidence in a jointly developed plan that works for the project and all participants.

A few of the professionals present at the meeting saw an opportunity to keep this momentum going, and the BIMForum was born. Today, these technological practices are common on many projects and have helped create positive change in our industry. The BIMForum has been a catalyst in this process by being the place where the visioning, discourse, and the learning takes place.

Continuously since 2005 the BIMForum has been bringing disciplines from across the industry together to collaborate and innovate to advance the processes of creating the built environment.

Throughout its existence of more than a dozen years, BIMForum has strived to serve all participants in the development and operation of the built environment. BIMForum began in 2005 as a committee within the AGC. In 2017, it was incorporated as an LLC with AGC as the sole member. In 2019, BIMForum became an independent non-profit LLC in order to better serve all elements of its diverse constituency.

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Our members can count on us to provide the best in networking, learning, and engagement opportunities.


We encourage a diverse and varied member base from industry veterans to fresh visionaries, and we aspire to provide every member the individual attention and respect they deserve.


We are industry-leading innovators, craftspeople, and problem solvers who are dedicated to changing the future of building information modeling.

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