AECOO Testbed Phase 1 RFQ / CFP
The buildingSMART alliance, the OGC and Sponsors of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Testbed have today issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) for the AECOO-Phase 1 Testbed. The testbe...
AECOO Testbed Phase 1 RFQ / CFP
The buildingSMART alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and Sponsors of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Testbed have today issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) for the AECOO-Phase 1 Testbed. The testbed aims to foster business transformation as defined in the United States National Building Information Modeling Standard, Part 1 (NBIMS) with technology for interoperability involving intelligent building models with 3D geometric capabilities. Business and communications, quantity take-off for cost estimating, and energy analysis are considered as they relate to planning and design for a capital facility. These three topic areas were selected by the Sponsors to focus attention on defining workable information solutions and services for information visualization and sharing.
All organizations and individuals with expertise in the building information management field are encouraged to review and respond to the RFQ / CFP. Limited cost-sharing funding is available to help offset engineering costs incurred by participants in support of this effort.
Effective management of buildings and other capital facilities increasingly requires information exchange among all disciplines and professions that have a stake in the design, construction and operation of those facilities. Numerous information exchange approaches have been developed independently within the community. Understanding how particular exchanges and related technology might best support AECOO end-to-end business practices is a high priority for the industry.
buildingSMART alliance and OGC decided that OGC’s Interoperability Program is the right mechanism to encourage broad international participation in solving well-defined sets of AECOO community problems; facilitating cooperation among AECOO standards bodies; and achieving results no group could achieve alone.
The AECOO Testbed is an Interoperability Initiative that features, a global, hands-on and collaborative rapid prototyping program designed to develop and deliver proven candidate standards into OGC’s, NBIM’s and buildingSMART International’s specification programs where they are formalized for release as open standards. In Interoperability Initiatives, teams of technology providers and users collaborate to solve specific interoperability problems posed by the Initiatives’ sponsors. Interoperability Initiatives can be test beds, pilot projects, or interoperability experiments, all designed to encourage rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of open, consensus based standards.
buildingSMART International and its National Chapters and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) including buildingSMART alliance and the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) Project have large roles in the ultimate success of this testbed. It is through these organizations that results of the testbed will be delivered.
Observers: If your organization believes it would benefit from a form of limited involvement, OGC and buildingSMART alliance members may observe the testbed.
Observers are either OGC or buildingSMART alliance members who have agreed to the intellectual property requirements of the AECOO-1 initiative. Observers do not have a vote. Observers are given full access to email lists, initiative web sites and regularly scheduled initiative wide teleconferences. Observers may make recommendations and comments to the participants via any of these fora. The Initiative Manager has the authority to table any comments, recommendations or other discussions raised by observers at any point without prior warning. Failure of an observer to comply may result in suspension of access.
OGC members may use the click-through license located at the Observer Agreement tab on the main page of the member portal.
buildingSMART alliance members may download an observer agreement at http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=29025. Instructions for submitting the observer agreement are contained within the document.
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