Driving transformation of the built asset economy through creation & adoption of open, international standards

What is openBIM ?

A universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) buildingSMART is the sharing of information between the project, design, procurement, maintenance and operations teams

What's in it for me?

Benefits include New Markets, Scale Benefits, Improved Performance and Industry Development. Specific benefits to building owners and operators, product manufacturers and others.

Our Standards

buildingSMART aim to promote increasing international consensus on specific standards to accelerate implementation and uptake for mutual benefit. For a list of published international standards. 

Why buildingSMART?

Significant improvements in cost, value and environmental performance can be achieved. 

Data Dictionary

The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) is a library of objects and their attributes. It’s used to identify objects in the built environment and their specific properties regardless of language

Compliant Software

All software successfully tested for compliance with buildingSMART Standards.

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What's On

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Latest News

Automating Construction Processes

Tomi Henttinen, Business Manager, buildingSMART Nordic A subsidiary of the buildingSMART Nordic Chapter has been investigating the automation of construction ...
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Annual Report 2016 published

    The buildingSMART International Board of Directors and International Council approved the Annual Report 2016 at the latest meeting ...
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IFC4 Reference View Certification Launch

IFC4 Reference View certification was launched on 26th June 2017 on our new cloud-documentation platform known as the ‘b-Cert platform’. ...
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buildingSMART International welcomes nine new members

buildingSMART International are delighted to announce the following new members. From the rail environment; Deutsche Bahn Netze Germany, SBB Swiss ...
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