AISC BIM Standard Project portal hosts research projects that aim to develop new processes and improved methods of data transfer and sharing for the Structural Steel Industry. All of this efforts are made possible through generous contribution from AISC's BIM steel initiatives and Fiatech, along with dedication from company participants(EM11, XML).
The purpose of the Final Steel Detailing is to define an open standard for supporting data exchange from steel detailing software to CNC fabrication in order to enhance productivity of cellular robotic fabrication and assembly.
The purpose of the structural contract model is to provide a detailed structural steel model with enough information to help the steel detailer to design final steel structure layout, to help the steel manufacturer provide the detailed material take-off and also sufficient for the contractor to develop the bid document.
AISC is developing an XML schema that covers the data required for implementation of a streamlined approach to every aspect of steel procurement, including: Initial availability/inquiry; RFQ; Purchase Orders; Additional services; Schedule; Material Test Report Information; Advanced Shipping Notices; Invoicing and Delivery Notices.