London, U.K. – October 20, 2020 – buildingSMART International and the Digital Twin Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to align activities and joint working groups. This strategic initiative further strengthens the accelerated focus on the topic of digital twins. Since its formation in 2019, the buildingSMART Digital Twins Working Group (DTWG) has developed a key…

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London, U.K. – October 19, 2020 – buildingSMART International has joined the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) coalition to develop and implement international standards for benchmarking, measuring and reporting construction project cost Since publication of the first edition in July 2017, the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) have provided a single methodology for reporting, grouping and classifying…

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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…

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London, (September 25, 2020) buildingSMART International is delighted to share the full list of finalists for the Awards Program 2020. Finalists will be invited to present their project to an independent jury for consideration as part of the rigorous award process. The finalist presentations will take place during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit between 28th – 29th…

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London, U.K. – September 29, 2020 – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a new Chapter that was approved by the board. buildingSMART UAE formally submitted their application for consideration for the buildingSMART board and enters the status of “Developing Chapter”. The Chapter will be led by Dubai Municipality and will be based in Dubai. Within the…

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London, U.K. – September 14, 2020 – buildingSMART International has appointed Bart Brink, Global Director, Digital Twin at Royal HaskoningDHV as the leader of the buildingSMART Digital Twins Working Group (DTWG). Bart will lead the important initiative and work on supporting the buildingSMART programs. “It is a great honour and pleasure for me to lead the DTWG…

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London, (June 30, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) has cancelled the International Standards Summit, Lillestrøm, Norway that was scheduled for 5-8 October 2020. buildingSMART will now host a virtual summit with dates yet to be confirmed. This event had previously been postponed but has now been cancelled following advice from the…

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Digital Twins

London, U.K. – May 27, 2020 – buildingSMART International has made available a positioning paper on the subject of digital twins. This paper titled “Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins” was worked on by the Digital Twins Working Group. The aim of the paper was to find ways of unlocking more value through the use of digital…

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London, U.K. – May 11, 2020 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Esri as a Multinational member. Esri is the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence. The company, headquartered in Redlands, California brings extensive expertise in mapping and spatial data analytics. The company has 10 regional offices in the U.S. and…

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London, (March 17, 2020) – buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have released an industry-defining paper as part of their joint working group under the name of the Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE). This paper aims to coordinate the development of the relevant data standards that are produced at each organisation. This report looks…

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