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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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Latest News

Knauf announced as launching partner for the new language UniversalTypes

London/Dusseldorf/Iphofen, 7 December 2018 - buildingSMART International (bSI) and Düsseldorf-based technology specialist ProMaterial are pleased to announce Knauf Gips KG ...
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A Record Attendance for the International Standards Summit in Tokyo

buildingSMART's latest International Standards Summit 2018 was a “tremendous triumph” according to organisation Chairman, Patrick MacLeamy. The latest summit in ...
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UniversalTypesTM – Construction Products at Your Fingertips

buildingSMART International (bSI) and ProMaterial, announce today the launch of an initiative to further develop the UniversalTypes language. UniversalTypes are ...
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LDAC2017 – Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop 13 – 15 Nov 18

This year's LDAC workshop takes place at the Univeristy of Burgundy, in Dijon (France). In this workshop, the main aim ...
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