buildingSMART International Awards 2023
The submission period for the 2023 Awards season is NOW OPEN.
Closing time and date for submissions is 2359 hrs HST (Time GMT - 10 hrs) May 15, 2023
The 2023 buildingSMART International Awards will be presented at the Norway Summit, September 18 – 21 2023.
Use the Sample Forms linked below in the Award Categories section to review what is being asked in each submission category. These are direct exports from the platform and can help you and your colleagues prepare in advance of entering the information in the platform. Alternatively, simply enter the platform and start completing the submission at your own pace. You can save your submission content and return as often as you need to complete it up until the deadline
Award Categories for 2023
Sustainability Excellence Using openBIM
Sustainability is an important priority for the buildingSMART community and submitters now have an opportunity in all submissions to demonstrate sustainable outcomes achieved through the use of openBIM methodologies. Sustainability Excellence reflects the worldwide adoption of more sustainable practices and outcomes for a more resilient future. Submitters from all domains and award categories can demonstrate to the jury where they have achieved better social, environmental, and economic outcomes using openBIM. This can include circular economy, low carbon strategies, energy management, renewables, sustainable materials and other green practices.
Project Delivery Excellence
An industry project award recognizing excellence by any stakeholder in construction project delivery using openBIM.
|Design using openBIM||An industry construction project with demonstrated excellence using openBIM during the Design phase of project delivery.|
|Construction using openBIM||An industry construction project with demonstrated excellence using openBIM during the Construction phase of project delivery.|
|Handover using openBIM||An industry construction project with demonstrated excellence using openBIM for Handover of datasets and information during Project Close-out.|
Operational excellence using openBIM by any stakeholder during the Operations phase of a built asset.
|Asset Management using openBIM||Asset lifecycle information management with demonstrated excellence using openBIM in the Operations phase of a built asset.|
|Facilities Management||From real estate planning and space management to preventative maintenance, lifecycle replacement and emergency preparedness; the Operations Phase of a built asset has many data needs for openBIM.|
A research project that advances the pursuit of interoperability using buildingSMART schema or tools.
|Professional Research using openBIM||Research excellence using openBIM led by academic, industry or government professionals.|
|Student Research using openBIM||Research excellence using openBIM led by students.|
Software development deploying buildingSMART schema, tools or standards.
|Technology Solution using openBIM||An applied technology solution developed on the back of buildingSMART schema.|
Additional Awards & Special Mentions
The international jury, program management, and bSI Executive have the opportunity to nominate submissions at their discretion for additional awards or special mentions. These additional awards and special mentions are to recognize submissions of high merit that deserve recognition by the buildingSMART community. These additional awards and special mentions may cover areas of achievement such as, but not limited to, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise Excellence, Sustainability Excellence, Innovation Excellence, Leadership Excellence, Business Value Demonstration Excellence, or Use Case Excellence.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
No. This awards program is to acknowledge exemplary use of openBIM; only openBIM evidence will be considered for an award.
No. However the Project Phase being demonstrated for receipt of an award must have been completed in order to show results. For example, a submission to the Design Using OpenBIM award category must be a project that has completed the Design Phase.
The submission must demonstrate results of using openBIM, wherever in the process that may be.
Yes. If you feel the project has merit and will be competitive with other submissions, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration. Projects can take multiple years to complete; submitters may decide to submit the same project to later project phase awards where results are available to demonstrate.
Yes. If you feel the project has merit and will be competitive with other submissions, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration. However, projects that won an award will not be able to requalify for the same category they won an award for. Projects that won an award are still eligible to submit for a different category. Past submitters are also eligible to submit a new project to the same category they have won an award for previously.
Yes. If you feel the project has merit and will be competitive with other submissions, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration. All other competitions outside of this program have no bearing on this competition.
Yes. Where IFC has been used, we expect to see the project workflows in action. However, for submissions that did not use IFC and are demonstrating the use of other buildingSMART open standards, tools and products (or in addition to IFC), we expect to see a clear demonstration of workflows for those (also).
Absolutely! We encourage all well-documented experiences with all buildingSMART standards, tools and products. Indeed, there is an optional field in the submission to identify this for additional points.
Although there is no requirement for the completion of a Use Case Template, any information about Use Cases is highly encouraged as part of the overall submission.
There are several ways that evidence for the use of openBIM can be documented. The submission platform allows for written fields as well as attachments. Attachments to the submission are for any visual information to support the written information, such as, but not limited to:
- Presentations slides with screen shots and detailed descriptions
- Flow charts or diagrams showing openBIM workflows
- Short (<2-minute) videos demonstrating how Open Standards (eg. IFC) was used on the project
- Project URL
- Company Marketing material
- Drone flyover video of the project