Developing open standards & specifications for BIM
Our open standards for information sharing are covered by the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model, the Information Delivery Manual (IDM) data exchange protocols, and the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) - plus the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF).
Projects & work groups
Our development of open internationally-recognised standards for information sharing is co-ordinated by groups working in our Technical Room, Process Room, and Product Room and Infrastructure Room.
Practical support for BIM implementation
Our ISO-endorsed software certification process allows vendors to demonstrate that their building information modelling (BIM) applications conform to the latest open standards.
Our training accreditation scheme (currently under development) will enable providers of Building Information Modelling (BIM) training to demonstrate that their products and programmes meet rigorous quality standards.
Strategic Advisory Council formed by bSI to secure better interoperability in the built environment industries.
BuildingSMART International (bSI) launched its first award scheme on 20th June to recognise projects that achieve business gain through using bS standards.
bSI announces strategic changes to invite participation and enhance buildingSMART programmes