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Lidar News on the 2016 USIBD Symposium

Thanks to Lidar News for reporting about USIBD's Second Annual Symposium that recently concluded in Atlanta!

LOA Document Upgrade Published Oct 11, 2016

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce the publication of its Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification,  Version 2.0 – 2016.

Just under two years after the initial release of USIBD's LOA Specification, the new version 2.0 includes significant updates to the original, including:

USIBD Level of Accuracy V.2 - 2016

USIBD Announces Presenters for 2016 Annual Symposium

"Discovering the Built Environment"

USIBD's 2016 Annual Symposium 

2015 Symposium attendees

POB Article: "BIM by Way of Backpack"

POB has published this article, "BIM by Way of Backpack", including interviews of USIBD President John M. Russo, AIA, and Avideh Zakhor, who presented at USIBD's 2015 Symposium in Las Vegas.

BIM by Way of BackPack

AEC Solutions Workshops

Innovative thinkers in the construction industry are constantly striving to improve speed, quality and safety on the projects they execute.  One emerging technology impacting all three of these areas is 3D laser scanning.

Please join USIBD and FARO Technologies for a FREE educational hands-on workshop to learn how to utilize scan data in popular building applications.  This workshop will be presented all over the U.S.  Read the testimonials below.

AEC Solutions Workshops, presented by USIBD and FARO

USIBD Releases LOA Update for Public Review

USIBD's LOA 2016 V.0_1 is Ready for Public Review: New Heritage Applications Included

Nearly one year after the initial release of USIBD's LOA Specification the new Version 2 is to be officially released later this year.  While the known structure of the LOA, separating the measured validation from the represented validation, is maintained in the new version, users can also now use the LOA for Heritage applications.

U.S. Institute of Building Documentation signs Memorandum of Understanding with ACEC Council of Professional Surveyors

U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) founding member Joseph Romano of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and ACEC Council of Professional Surveyors (COPS) Steering Committee president Ralph W. Guida,of Guida Surveying signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the ACEC winter Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  The MOU will provide the members of both organization access to standards, training, and certification processes that will aid in the advancement of spatial documentation

Ralph Guida and Joseph Romano signing MOU agreement

New USIBD Standards Documents Released


We are proud to announce the public release of the USIBD Request For Qualifications (RFQ), 3D Imaging Specification, Level Of Accuracy (LOA) Specification, Request For Proposal (RFP), and their associated user guides. 

Third Webinar of Three Part Series on Existing Building Documentation for Owners, Dec. 17th


You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

USIBD, IFMA and SPAR have come together to offer a series of three outstanding webinars:  “Existing Building Documentation for Owners”.  These webinars will focus on building documentation challenges and case studies from facilities owners.  The series is complimentary, and you are invited to participate.

USIBD at SPAR Workshops and Discounted Admission

USIBD to host a full day of free workshops at SPAR International Conference April 14 - 17, 2014

For the full list of workshop's descriptions, dates and times visit the conference link here

USIBD members can attend SPAR for 10% off the regular rates. Just enter 10578 when prompted for "Promo Code" and the discount will be applied.