The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. TAP leaders monitor the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
On my projects I request IFC files from my design and fabrication teams as a means of setting up a level bi-directional file format. This helps anyone who wants to view information from any discipline without having proprietary viewing technology to see it. For example teklabimsight.com
or their native authoring software.