Combining 2D engineering and 3D modeling in one product

Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL, USA © Monica Grigorescu Prototyp and its 85 engineers work alongside architects to create the facades for some incredible buildings around the world. Their portfolio includes the Gasholder Triplets (Kings Cross, London, UK), the Largo Sofia (Sofia Municipal City, Bulgaria) and the Brickell City Center building (Miami, FL, USA). Protoyp…

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Statements from the newly elected InfraRoom Steering Committee

In the April newsletter we introduced you to the newly elected InfraRoom Steering Committee. The Room Steering Committees are the executive body that set the long term plan for the domain because they are from the industry and understand the challenges that can be solved with digital ways of working. They own the long-term Roadmap and…

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The buildingSMART Awards Program 2021

buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. There is no greater opportunity to demonstrate the strength of this statement than doing it through the hugely successful awards program. Back again, in its 7th year, and building on a changing horizon, this one aims to continue the growth…

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The value of open data standards

As the demand for digitization within the built asset industry is accelerating exponentially towards fully interoperable digital twins of all assets of all types at all stages of their lifecycle, I am impelled to make the case for the fundamental importance of open data standards. This case I believe helps to support digital and regulatory…

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End of Year Message

As we conclude 2020 it is impossible not to reflect what an extraordinary year it has been. Our lives and work have all been dominated by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Infections rates remain high in Europe and North America so we look forward keenly to the roll out of the new vaccines. I want to express…

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Take BIM Processes to the next level with Digital Twins

Organisations in all industries are under pressure to deliver more robust and innovative operating models. Bart Brink, Global Director for Digital Twin at Royal HaskoningDHV, and Casey Rutland, UK Director of Digital at Royal HaskoningDHV, explore how digital twins can elevate BIM processes to create sustainable value and competitive advantage. The world is in transition.…

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End of Year Message 2019

2019 has been a personal milestone year for me; with recruitment of our Technical Director, Léon van Berlo, I feel we now have the minimum viable core leadership team. We’ve delivered major key standards projects (Bridge, Rail with Road in its final furlong) have delivered formal Candidates Standards for public comment, our investment in partnerships…

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The curious case of the MVD

The buildingSMART lingo consists of many abbreviations. Some more commonly used than others (does anyone still use IFD?). But one of the most confusing acronyms is “MVD”. The abbreviation MVD stands for ‘Model View Definition’, but knowing what the acronym is, does not necessarily mean it’s fully understood. What are MVDs really? As many people…

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BIM-Competency Assessment

In this latest blog, Mark Baldwin, Professional Certification leader and Board member of buildingSMART Switzerland provides step-by-step instructions on how organisations can measure their BIM maturity. How do you measure BIM maturity? Organisations measure their BIM competency to plan their implementation and to track progress. There are many methods to do this, most of these…

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