USIBD Welcomes New Platinum-Level Sponsor

USIBD Welcomes New Platinum-Level Sponsor Tustin, California – June 22, 2019 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce we have a new Platinum level sponsor, StructionSite, the automated site capture software that uses cameras and artificial intelligence to automatically track installs on a construction site. StructionSite’s sponsorship supports the ongoing endeavors of USIBD, in its […]

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USIBD Offers Key Benefits of Virtualization of Job-sites..

USIBD Offers Key Benefits of Virtualization of Job-sites for Recovery Strategy  Tustin, California – April 23, 2020 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) Board of Directors has issued this document on behalf of the Organization in support of the AECO/O Industry. This document is intended to help convey the key benefits of virtualization of job-sites along with other considerations […]

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Become Certified in USIBD’s Level of Accuracy V 3.0

USIBD is pleased to announce that the testing for Certification for the Level of Accuracy (LOA ) V 3.0 is now available online. It is now much easier to become certified in this important industry standard. Register to take the test here. LOA Certification identifies you as a professional with specific knowledge in using USIBD’s Level of Accuracy Specification, V […]

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Trade events Rescheduled to Take Place Together July 2020 Chicago

Trade events for Lidar, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, 3D and Building Technology Professionals Rescheduled & Will Take Place Together July 27-29, 2020 in Chicago International Lidar Mapping Forum, ASPRS Annual Conference, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference, USIBD Symposium and WIPFLI Summit to Take Place Together July 27-29, 2020 in Chicago Portland, ME (USA) – April […]

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USIBD Survey on Impact of Coronavirus to Building Documentation Industry

USIBD Survey on the Impact of the Coronavirus to the Building Documentation Industry Tustin, California – March 23, 2020 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) has prepared a short survey regarding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Building Documentation Industry, as part of our mission to be a resource for all stakeholder groups practicing in and using […]

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Happy Anniversary USIBD ! – 8 years and Counting

Happy Anniversary USIBD! Congratulations to John Russo and all of the volunteers that over the years have invested their time in developing this important building documentation organization. Please consider lending your support. The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation was launched on this date, March 12th, in 2012. In these eight years USIBD has become the primary resource of Building Documentation […]

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – USIBD’s 6th Annual Symposium June 2020 Chicago

USIBD’s 6th Annual Symposium CALL FOR ABSTRACTS USIBD’s 6th Annual Symposium June 3-5, 2020 in Chicago We are looking forward to providing two days of Building Documentation-centric presentations as part of our USIBD track. With sessions aimed at both service providers, and to those stakeholders who hire them, we believe the information presented will help everyone take advantage of information they […]

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USIBD – Version 3 of the Level of Accuracy Specification publishes Today!

USIBD – Version 3 of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification Version 3.0 Publishes Today Accessible via two platforms Tustin, California – August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce the publication of its Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification, Version 3.0 – 2019 today.  When teams understand why the LOA is being used on […]

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Register Now for USIBD’s 2019 Symposium, in conjunction with BIMForum

Register Now for USIBD’s 2019 Symposium, in conjunction with BIMForum September 16 – 18, 2019 Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, MO Tustin, CA, August XX, 2019:  The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation is pleased to announce the USIBD’s Annual Symposium in September.  In our third year partnering with BIMForum, we are looking forward to a diverse schedule of informational […]

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USIBD Publishes 2D Imagery Document Suite

USIBD PUBLISHES 2D IMAGERY DOCUMENT SUITE The level of information gathered in this new Specification will reduce errors, thereby improving risk management, and the tracking of progress on a project. Ultimately the images gathered in the specification will be useful for owners and managers as a record of the property/site for the purpose of post-construction site management. Each document package […]

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USIBD – Cornerstone Report Survey #12: State of the Industry

USIBD – Cornerstone Report Survey #12: State of the Industry Tustin, California – May 6, 2019 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce the opening today of a new survey to support our twelfth Cornerstone Report, focused on the State of the Industry. This subject is periodically surveyed, to track the changes in the Building Documentation industry. This survey will be […]

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NOTRE DAME REBUILDING – Building Documentation’s Critical Role

USIBD Members Describe Building Documentation’s Critical Role in the Rebuilding Notre Dame Tustin, California – April 21, 2018 –  Members of the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) have been lending their perspective about the role of Building Documentation in the rebuilding of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from the recent devastating fire.   USIBD’s president John M. Russo, AIA […]

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USIBD’s Cornerstone Report 11: Hardware Now Available

USIBD’s Cornerstone Report 11: Hardware Now Available Tustin, California – September 18, 2018 – The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is very pleased to announce the publication of the most recent Cornerstone Report, #011, on Hardware. The previous Cornerstone survey on hardware was conducted in 2014. Download the report here from USIBD’s new and improved website. Many new technologies […]

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Speakers Announced for USIBD’s 2018 Symposium, in conjunction with BIMForum

September 24 – 24 2018 The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV Tustin, CA, August 09, 2018: The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation is pleased to announce the initial presentations for USIBD’s sessions at the combined Symposium/BIMForum in September. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Afternoon Sessions: “Building Documentation in Use: Measuring the impact of BIM as an FM solution” – George Broadbent, Autodesk […]

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USIBD’s Cornerstone Report Survey #11: Hardware

Tustin, California – April 24, 2018 – On April 24, 2018 the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will be sending out a Cornerstone Report (CSR) survey to our membership and industry partners regarding Hardware. This survey, CSR011, is a revisit of the subject from our fifth Cornerstone Report, which was published in December of 2014.  The results of this […]

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USIBD’s Cornerstone Survey #10: Software

USIBD’s Cornerstone Survey #10: Software On Monday, August 28th, the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) will be sending out a survey to our membership and industry partners regarding the state of the industry: Software. This comprehensive survey explores valuable subjects including: • Adoption and implementation rates of new technology • Past trends compared to current trends • Opportunity assessments […]

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Referral List Now Online of Professionals Certified in the Use of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification V.2.0

U.S. Institute of Building Documentation Contact: Kevin Kianka, Chair Technology Committee, USIBD kkianka@haagglobal.com Referral List Now Online of Professionals Certified in the Use of the Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification V.2.0 August 24, 2017, Irvine, CA.  The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation is pleased to announce the online publication of a new resource: a Referral Listing of individuals who have become […]

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Using LOA and LOD to Reduce Risk

My firm Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) has been performing building documentation services for nearly twenty years.  Over time I have come to realize that most clients don’t know how to write a Request for Proposal (RFP), or properly specify the services they are requesting.  Most of the time when I’ve run into trouble with an unmet expectation on a project […]

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