The New BIM guidelines for Vertical and Horizontal Construction by The Massachusetts Port Authority

Some days ago, The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) published a series of documents with the intension of incorporating Building Information Modeling (BIM) into new construction, substantial renovation, and significant maintenance and improvement projects. The documents consist of road maps for Vertical and Horizontal Construction. There exist an Appendix A containing BIM Uses Guideline, and a BIM Roadmap poster. All these can be accessed online at the Massport Capital Programs Resource Center ( The release of the guidelines belongs to the Massachusetts Integrated BIM Initiative. It is an endeavor to ascertain the viability of certifying a single BIM protocol for all Massachusetts agencies and authorities.

The Massport guidelines are ideal for all vertical and horizontal construction projects and tenant alteration application projects. Once the projected construction costs of a project enhance, the…

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