Technical Room

The Technical Room has overall responsibility to explore and coordinate the investigation and to facilitate buildingSMART’s engagement with fundamental technical advancements which may enhance or accelerate the provision of robust open BIM solutions to users.

The Technical Room’s specific remit is the coordination of the core technical development of the IFC model and associated technical standards to safely, rigorously and in a commercially viable manner support the development open BIM solutions to fully meet users’ needs and ambitions. This includes the development of the IFC scheme to support interface with other standards and working platforms such as geo-spatial and web standards.

Building Process Room

The Building Process Room’s remit is to standardise processes/ work-flows/ procedures for open BIM for all participants in the construction industry based on open BIM and to support them with tools, guidelines and manuals.

The primary focus of the process room is on processes for the ‘buildings’ sector.

Infrastructure Room

The infrastructure room’s remit is to develop common principles for achieving process integration during the design, construction and maintenance phases of infrastructure development. The room believes that the development and deployment of appropriate building information models is an important enabler for achieving the objectives.

 Product Room

The Product Room remit is the development and provision of processes, templates, tools and functionality to enable the robust and efficient use of product data, relevant third party standards, classification systems and other forms of structured content in openBIM.

The Product Room supports and promotes development of common information structures, access to a library of concepts and relationships for naming and structuring databases of content for use with and connection to BIM. A core output is the development of the buildingSMART Data Dictionary capability and associated content.

Regulatory Room

The Regulatory Room’s remit is to standardise processes/ work-flows/ procedures for open BIM for buildings regulators based on open BIM and to support them with tools, guidelines and manuals.