Purpose, Vision and Mission

buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built environment. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings.


To bring together the global industry to develop and implement open digital standards and services that enhance automation and decision-making across the built environment life-cycle, improving productivity, sustainability and profitability.


The seamless exchange of trusted information across the built environment.


To create and maintain ​open and reliable digital standards for the built environment and support their global adoption.​

Operating Principles

1. We develop openBIM® standards and services, and support their adoption throughout the project lifecycle.​

2. We enable interoperability of software and future-proof access to data.​

3. We provide the common global foundations that support national and local extensions.​

4. We are open, neutral, transparent, and not-for-profit.​

5. We are inclusive, collaborative, respectful, and professional.​

6. We are an agile community, basing key decisions on majority agreement.