Mission & Guiding Principals

The USIBD was founded to promote and facilitate:

  • Building Documentation as a distinct industry; establishing standards, guidelines and best practices to foster excellence in the productivity, quality and safety of the documentation process
  • The codification of ethical practices to support and further the growing network of professionals dedicated to Building Documentation
  • Cooperation and the exchange of information among documentation professionals who are responding to growing interest in Building Documentation by owners/operators, service providers, government agencies, and the public
  • The establishment and promotion of "Certified Building Documentation Professional" certification (CBDP)
  • The institution of a core educational resource dedicated to the pioneering technology of the Building Documentation industry
  • Recognition of individuals for outstanding dedication and service to the Building Documentation profession

Our Guiding Principals (Philosophy):

  • We believe in open standards
  • We believe in providing an open forum where all stakeholder groups with an interest in Building Documentation can gather to share ideas and information, network with one another and access resources
  • We believe in advancing Interoperability - working with other accepted standards
  • We believe in fostering excellence in the productivity, quality and safety of the Building Documentation process
  • We will promote ethical practices and the highest integrity
  • We do not wish to re-invent the wheel, instead, we believe in supporting influencing and promoting the growth of other meaningful standards in lieu of creating new ones
  • We believe in the development of prescriptive standards that define the result, not the process - "Intent defines process"