Evaluating Award-Winning BIM Projects Using the National Building Information Model Standard Capability Maturity Model
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The National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a tool useful for the strategic management in the implementation of building information modeling (BIM) for an organization. This article paper presents the CMM application and evaluations of case studies from 2008 award-winning BIM projects in the United States. The research assessed the 2008 American Institute of Architects Technology in Architectural Practice (AIA-TAP) BIM Award winners according to the National BIM Standard Interactive Capability Maturity Model (I-CMM) tool. Findings from the evaluations indicated that the winning submittals continued historical success in the area of visualization, whereas opportunities for virtual analysis and other critical areas still remain relatively unexplored, even in the "best BIMs in the world." 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.