London, U.K. - March 9, 2022 - buildingSMART International welcomes the change of status for the Spanish and Italian Chapters, who are now officially confirmed as Full Chapters.
Both Chapters had previously been “Developing Chapters” and had formally submitted their application to become “Full Chapters” to the buildingSMART Board.
Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, buildingSMART International said, “the strength of our community depends in part on the strength of our Chapter network. Both Italy and Spain have demonstrated real leadership and intent in moving to Full Chapter status and we are delighted with their progress”.
Sergio Muñoz Gómez, President of the buildingSMART Spanish Chapter said, “this is an important step for buildingSMART Spain that demonstrates the consolidation of the organization and the commitment to buildingSMART.”
Anna Moreno, Chair of the buildingSMART Italian Chapter commented, "we are proud to be part of the buildingSMART community as full chapter. We are sure that, thanks to this recognition, our commitment to develop and promote open standards in the building industry, will increase further for the benefit of this high-level international learning community”.
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.