Who We Are
buildingSMART is a global community of chapters, members, partners and sponsors led by the parent body, buildingSMART International. The buildingSMART community is committed to creating and developing open digital ways of working for the built asset industry. buildingSMART standards help asset owners and the entire supply chain work more efficiently and collaboratively through the entire project and asset lifecycle. Since it was incorporated in 1995, buildingSMART has focused on solving industry interoperability challenges. buildingSMART is a neutral, international forum for initiating, developing, creating and adoption of open digital standards for BIM processes.
buildingSMART International is incorporated in the UK as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee while the chapters, which are self-governing, are set up according to the legal framework in their home country. The International Council consists of representatives from the chapters in their governance capacity. A board is elected at the annual International Council meeting. The Strategic Advisory Council also plays a critical role in advising buildingSMART International.