London, U.K. – October 26, 2020  buildingSMART International announced today the addition of Autodesk to the organization’s Strategic Advisory Council (SAC). As an original founder of buildingSMART, Autodesk has a long standing relationship with buildingSMART and the addition of Autodesk to the SAC signals Autodesk’s commitment to open data standards at this pivotal time in the digitisation within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

Autodesk is a market-leading, multi-national organization delivering software and services for the AEC, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries.

buildingSMART’s Strategic Advisory Council is a group of members who meet regularly to develop and execute on the core mission and values of the buildingSMART community. This includes developing solutions and standards and digital ways of working for the built asset industry. Adding Autodesk’s expertise and broad range of industry solutions will provide increased support for software certification and facilitate effective delivery of projects.

“We are delighted Autodesk has joined the Strategic Advisory Council at this time when we are pushing for implementation of our new standards. With millions of Autodesk software users worldwide, Autodesk’s participation in the Strategic Advisory Council is significant to delivering against our core mission. Their long history of supporting openBIM and better digital ways of working will benefit the entire community,” said Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, buildingSMART International.

“Addressing the challenges before us all, including population growth, the effects of climate change, and improving industry resilience requires all technology providers in the AEC industry to work together for the common good,” said Vikram Dutt, Associate Vice President of Building Design at Autodesk. “buildingSMART continues to be a leading voice for industry standardization and cooperation, and as members of the Strategic Advisory Council, Autodesk is committed to strengthening the mission and improving the built world around us.”

About buildingSMART International

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.

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