London, U.K. – October 19, 2020  buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a new Chapter recently approved by the board. buildingSMART Slovenia formally submitted their application for consideration to the buildingSMART board and enters the status of “Developing Chapter”.

The Chapter will be led by The BIM Association Slovenia (siBIM) is a voluntary, independent, and non-profit organisation that connects engineers and engineering enthusiasts who focus on the development and use of BIM processes and technology on a national scale. siBIM is a open to all interested individuals and organizations. It is a neutral organization: siBIM members are acting in compliance with their “ethical codex” so as not to prefer any of the commercial BIM solutions vendors.

siBIM developed an Action Plan for the Introduction of Digitalisation for the Built Environment in the Republic of Slovenia, contracted by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, which is a base for further built environment digitalisation. This Action Plan includes the establishment of the buildingSMART Chapter Slovenia to better connect local efforts with the international community.

Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, buildingSMART International commented that “the board were impressed by the dynamic and focused nature of the submission from siBIM. The Action Plan provided detailed out how the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia is engaged with the programs locally and the intention to make an international contribution too. We welcome the new Chapter in Slovenia and are excited by their forward-thinking approach”.

Matjaž Šajn, Chapter Chair, buildingSMART Slovenia said, “we at siBIM are honored to be part of buildingSMART and we feel responsibility to develop the Chapter in the way that it will contribute to local and international community. We have a lot of companies and individuals in Slovenia, who are already very active in the field of built asset digitalization. With the bSI Chapter Slovenia our goal is to be even more effective and productive in our efforts.”

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.