buildingSMART openBIM Professional Certification Program

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buildingSMART, the international organisation leading the development of openBIM standards, has initiated a new Program to support openBIM training. The Professional Certification program is an international endeavour that has been developed by chapters in Europe, Asia and the Americas and is expected to be adopted across the globe. In recent years we have witnessed an…

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Automating Construction Processes

Tomi Henttinen, Business Manager, buildingSMART Nordic A subsidiary of the buildingSMART Nordic Chapter has been investigating the automation of construction processes. The team from Finland is making open building information models (BIMs) machine-readable. Read the full article here.

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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 in Zurich. Chairman, Patrick MacLeamy opens the report with; ‘As I write this introduction in May 2017 I am filled with pride at the progress we are making. This year we celebrated the 21st anniversary…

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HOK Chairman Patrick MacLeamy Retires After 50 Years With Firm

Patrick MacLeamy

HOK Chairman Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, LEED AP, is retiring from the company today on his 50th anniversary at the firm. He will continue as chairman of buildingSMART International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the design and construction industry that he helped found in 1997.

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Rail, Road & Port development MOUs signed

Strengthening collaboration Four Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) were signed in early April during the Barcelona standards summit to strengthen collaboration between buildingSMART International and partner organisations.

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buildingSMART International Awards 2017 is open for submissions

buildingSMART International (bSI) is pleased to announce the opening of the bSI Awards 2017 submission period. Architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, clients and operators, students and any other interested parties are invited to submit their examples of benefiting from the use of bSI open standards and products. Submissions will be accepted from 1 May to 15…

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Recognition through Fellowship Award launched

Pioneers of buildingSMART awarded Fellowships A new Fellowship status was launched at the Barcelona summit, recognising the voluntary contributions of 18 buildingSMART members and officers – past and mainly present – from around the world. This first tranche of awards celebrated the founding of buildingSMART (then called IAI), and many of those honoured were instrumental in…

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International Summit Barcelona – registration news

Due to unprecedented demand we have very few spaces left for attending the Summit in Barcelona. If you have not yet registered but would still like to attend please email to We have also created an option to attend on the Tuesday and Wednesday only (Cost €205) Please state in your email whether you…

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