Get Involved in the National CAD Standard Project Committee

The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® (bSa) is calling all building professionals to participate in the development process of the United States National CAD Standard® and looking to every sector of the industry to submit amendments in the form of ballots to update the standard. Ballots can amend or revise current NCS content or can address the latest technologies, processes and practices not yet included in the standard.

The Alliance welcomes the participation of all sectors of the building industry. To get involved in the NCS Development Process, individuals and organizations need to take the following steps:

  1. Join the National CAD Standard Project Committee. If you own a copy of the current version of the NCS, fill out the National CAD Standard Project Committee Application Form and submit. A staff member will review your application and send you a welcome letter.
  2. Log on to the Member Portal. In your letter, you will have instructions to access the bSa Member Portal. There you will be able to download a ballot form and supporting materials to start the process.

You may also be interested in joining the National Institute of Building Sciences. As a member of the Institute, you will become eligible to participate in a number of Institute councils, including the buildingSMART alliance®. When joining, select your preferred membership or sponsorship level and create an account. Once registered, you will receive a welcome letter via email (within the next business day) with instructions to select the council(s) on which you would like to participate.

For more information on the NCS or the NBIMS-US Project Committee or to submit a ballot item, contact either Dominique Fernandez or Deke Smith.