GSA's Office of the Chief Architect (OCA) is currently encouraging, documenting, and evaluating the potential for BIM to assist with developing building element requirements on a project-by-project need basis.
BIM Guide series 07 will extend all the previous BIM guide programs by collecting and integrating requirements for building elements used in BIMs created for these focus areas. For example, where series 02 focused on information requirements for spaces, the spaces are surrounded by building elements like walls, doors, windows, floors and ceilings. Series 07 will collect requirements for these object types and integrate then with requirements from series 03, 04, 05, and 06 so that a single uniform set of properties can be used for any of the target analyses (i.e. spatial program validation, construction sequencing, thermal performance, and courts design).