A new information exchange intended to ensure products, product assemblies, properties, and connections between pipes, ducts, and other HVAC equipment are represented properly in building information models is open for public review and comment.

HVAC experts, architects, engineers, builders, specifiers, facility managers, manufacturers, and others involved with HVAC and the construction process are requested to provide input on HVAC information exchange (HVACie).

A group of experts from the United States and abroad, including representatives of ASHRAE, completed the technical documentation and examples for HVACie. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory published the draft document. Following a three-month national review, HVACie will be updated based on consensus feedback and submitted for possible inclusion in National BIM Standard-United States.

For more information on HVACie, click here. To review and comment, click here.