The Interactive Capability Maturity Model and 2007 AIA TAP BIM Award Winners

In this Viewpoint article, Tammy McCuen and Major Patrick Suermann, P.E., two academics who are closely involved with the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) effort, discuss the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) that is being developed as part of the NBIMS to become a tool for BIM users to evaluate their practices and processes. They also describe a joint project between the AIA and NBIMS in which an interactive version of the CMM was applied to each of the 2007 TAP BIM award winners in order to test the model against real-world BIM projects.


2 thoughts on “The Interactive Capability Maturity Model and 2007 AIA TAP BIM Award Winners

  1. I am trying to apply this model and have a question. Take two cases. In the first, the architect works independently from the structural engineer. Each use a separate BIM system. In the second case, the architect uses Revit Architecture and the structural engineer uses Revit Structure. The files are closely linked and changes in one area are quickly known in the other.
    Question: which “Areas of Interest” would be changed as you go from case one to two (and what values would be assigned)? It seems to me that multiple areas are involved.

  2. You are correct in that multiple areas of interest are involved. Areas effected will be those areas in which the BIM information is shared between files or in a project file. The attributes of the model will vary according to individual BIMs. For more information about the values and areas of interest you will find a matrix of definitions as one of the tabs on the Excel workbook. I’m not sure if this response helped you with your question. If not, feel free to pose more questions and I will make another attempt.

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