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USACE is excited to announce the latest release of the contract requirements which now integrate BIM, CIM, GIS, and CAD requirements into one.

The new term "Advanced Modeling" is the umbrella term that refers all or any of BIM, CIM, GIS, and CAD technologies. USACE continues to invest in Advanced Modeling and is working harder than ever to ensure that the benefits of virtual planning, design, construction, and operations are being realized holistically.

In this release, the big changes include:
  • Changed from "Attachment F" format to integrate with the standard 3-part Unified Facilities Guide Specifications.
  • Changed the "BIM PxP Template" to an "Advanced Modeling PxP Template" to integrate the Advanced Modeling requirements.
  • Incorporation of standard UFGS submittals, submittal designations, and submittal procedures to address significant variability in how and when content was delivered.
  • Inclusion of requirement for the USACE Advanced Modeling Submittal Review Checklist and Guide. Version 2 of the Checklist now incorporates checks for compliance with the A/E/C CAD and Graphics Standards.
  • Incorporation of GIS requirements and deliverables.
  • Use of the term Civil Information Modeling (CIM) to refer to tools such as Autodesk Civil3D and Bentley Systems InRoads.
  • Addition of Government Furnished Material (GFM) conditions for cases where GFM must be provided.
  • Addition of reference to NCS v6 "BIM Implementation" to move towards more industry standard BIM quality requirements.
  • Provide option to omit CAD export from BIM if not a customer desired option.
  • Differentiation of requirements for CAD content produced by BIM versus content produced in CAD natively.
  • Establishment of unified Coordinate System requirements.

For more information on the USACE Advanced Modeling Contract Language, the PxP and the M3 documents, please contact Steve Hutsell or Van Woods.

For more information on the CHX, CHX Guide and the PxP CHX documents, please contact Justin Jameson or Steve Hutsell.

If prior versions are needed, please see the Document Center https://cadbimcenter.erdc.dren.mil/DocCenter.aspx.

Directives and Contract Specifications
Engineering and Construction Bulletin, ECB 2018-7, "Advanced Modeling Requirements on USACE Projects", June 2020
Engineering and Construction Bulletin, ECB 2017-22, "Electronic Red-lines, As-builts, and Record Drawings"
Unified Facilities Guide Specification (UFGS) 01 33 16.00 10, "DESIGN DATA (DESIGN AFTER AWARD)", May 2016

Submittal Review Checklist (CHX) and Guide
USACE Advanced Modeling Submittal Review Checklist (CHX) V2.0 April 2020
USACE Advanced Modeling Submittal Review Checklist Guide (CHX Guide) V2.0 April 2020 - optional for Contractors

Project Execution Plan (PxP)
USACE Advanced Modeling Project Execution Plan (PxP) Template V4.0 April 2020
USACE Advanced Modeling Project Execution Plan (PxP) - Submittal Review Checklist (PxP CHX) V4.0 April 2020
What Changed Between PxP Template V3.0 and V4.0?

Minimum Modeling Matrix (M3)
USACE Minimum Modeling Matrix (M3) V1.3 20140919 (See below for associated M3 Resource files)
USACE M3 AECOsim Building Designer v1.1
USACE M3 Revit V1.1

Guidance Documents
Record Package Guidance: Best Practices, ERDC/ITL SR-21-6, August 2021

Articles
"Bringing CIM to the Surface", Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (p 24-26), Oct 2014, Hutsell, Cylwik, Douthett, Hansen, Kumpula, Rendler, Warren, and Wood
"Win-Win BIM: How USACE and Industry Established Mutually Beneficial BIM Requirements", Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (p 24-26), Dec 2013 Foster and Hutsell
"Boosting MILCON Project Performance",
The Military Engineer (p 67-68), Nov-Dec 2012
Hutsell, Grady, Foster

Presentations
'A Dissection of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BIM Requirements' (presented at AU 2012)
'The Advanced Modeling Submittal Review Checklist (CHX)' (presented to USACE, February 2017)

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