Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA White Paper: Legal Implications of Building Information Modeling

The construction industry has lagged behind other industries, in part, because of its inability to incorporate new technologies into the construction process. In particular, the required interoperability and architect/engineer/contractor cooperation to create a “virtual model” of a project has only recently matured to the point where a true computer generated design of a building, including all of its components, can be shared among all participants in the construction process