buildingSMART International announces the sad passing of Richard Petrie

Richard and Mike Petrie

Dear buildingSMART Community,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing Richard Petrie on April 17th, 2022, following a short illness. Richard was the Chief Executive of buildingSMART International and leaves behind his wife Jane and three adult children, Michael, Maddie, and Lottie.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, management office and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Richard’s family.

With immediate effect, Ian Howell will take over as interim Chief Executive Officer of bSI.

For those that wish to offer messages of condolences to Richard’s family, please reply to


The bSI Management Office