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July 1, 2013

Want to develop a building documentation industry? Take the survey.


USIBD says stepping stone to certification for service providers is to get some good industry intel

U.S. Institute for Building Documentation (USIBD) is inviting building documentation industry professionals to take an online survey by Friday, July 5, to help the trade group create the first in a series of Cornerstone Reports intended to provide “unbiased industry user reviews of everything from hardware and software to general state-of-the-industry breakdowns.”

Formed in April 2012, the USIBD’s goal is to establish and promote building documentation as a “distinct industry” by developing industry standards for ethical business practices to be codified in a manual.

The plan is to use the manual in establishing a Certified Building Documentation Professional (CBDP) certification program by 2017 for service providers based on a core set of principles and best practices.

Other documents will be developed such as RFP Templates and Specifications for Owners to use for procuring building documentation services, along with a Bid Scoring Guide.

The survey is available here.

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