What We Do

buildingSMART International is leading the digital transformation by enabling better collaboration and digital workflows through the solutions and standards it delivers. Digital workflows help you collaborate and communicate efficiency throughout all phases of the project and asset lifecycle. Digital workflows are critical in projects involving many disciplines, software applications, and organizations that must collaborate and exchange information to achieve success. Interoperable, open, international standards for BIM that transcend traditional design and construction phases to enable a comprehensive digital environment for the entire project and asset lifecycle offer substantial benefits. buildingSMART International enables the development, creation and adoption of open digital standards for productive workflows. The buildingSMART community’s objectives are achieved through three core programs; Standards, Compliance, and User.

Core Programs

buildingSMART is the international authority for a set of standards known as the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) which deal with process, data, terms and change management for the specification, management and effective utilization assets in the built asset industry. buildingSMART Compliance provides guidance and governance for certification of software, people, and organizations through compliance training and testing. The User program supports communication and collaboration among a global community of members, chapters, partners, and sponsors through a variety of online communication properties and through ongoing meetings, webinars, and biannual summits. Additionally, buildingSMART provides support for advancing BIM and the implementation of standards through a variety of services, including technical websites, developer documentation and support groups, the buildingSMART Data Dictionary, and methodologies, such as the BIM Maturity Assessment.

Who We Serve

Collectively these programs drive the development and active use of open internationally-recognized standards, applications, training and certification procedures. This helps to support the wider uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by owners, operators, the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) and facilities management (FM) industries across the buildings and infrastructure sectors.