Update: e-Builder [ was AEC Industry Volunteers Sought for XML Development Project ]

Update:

e-Builder, a leading provider of web-based capital project management software, will support the agcXML Project as a member of the Review and Validation Committee. The Project aims to define a standard for the exchange of construction project information among all building design and construction professionals. This standard will facilitate the efficient transfer and exchange of information by standardizing the data nomenclature used among AEC stakeholders. Additionally the agcXML Project will formalize a set of XML data schema to transfer this information across different technology platforms.

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AGCxml Project:
The agcXML Project is an industry-wide initiative funded and led by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and managed, under a contract with AGC, by the National Institute of Building Sciences. The goal of the project is to enable the efficient and reliable exchange of electronic construction project information among all building design and construction professionals. While building information modeling (BIM) is designed to facilitate the electronic exchange and the effective use of information about a building facility throughout the life cycle of a building facility, the agcXML Project focuses on transactional data–which may or may not be "building information"–that architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and building owners typically exchange during the building design and construction process. For more information, visit www.agcxml.com. See also http://www.iai-na.org/agcxml/main.php

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Sep 1, 2006 – Cadalyst.com

Effort led by Associated General Contractors of America aims to facilitate exchange of digital construction data.

AGC (Associated General Contractors of America) yesterday extended a nationwide invitation to architects, building owners, contractors, engineers, material suppliers, software developers and subcontractors to serve as volunteer members of a Review and Validation Committee for its AGCxml Project.

The AGCxml Project is an industrywide, AGC-led initiative aimed at enabling the efficient and reliable exchange of electronic construction project information among all building construction and design professionals. The project, managed by the National Institute of Building Sciences under a contract to AGC, will result in a set of XML (extensible markup language) schemas that will enable design and construction professionals to exchange electronically the information contained in common construction and communication documents, such as owner/contractor agreements, schedules of values, requests for information, requests for proposals, architect/engineer supplemental instructions, change orders, change directives, submittals, applications for payment and addenda.