London, U.K. - March 11, 2022 - buildingSMART International is shocked and saddened by the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. buildingSMART condemns the invasion by Russia and our thoughts are very much with the people of Ukraine at this awful time. As an international body that seeks cooperation and collaboration at its core, we hope for a peaceful end to this unnecessary war.
buildingSMART is complying with all sanctions that are being issued and will suspend the Chapter and all ongoing activities in Russia.
On behalf of the whole community, we hope for an end to this conflict.
buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012.