Chapter Directory

buildingSMART Australasia works with key Australian and New Zealand government and industry leaders to proactively facilitate the use of open standards, collaborative processes and integrated practices in the building and construction industry.  buildingSMART Australasia (bSA) develops standards, tools and training to drive the adoption of openBIM so the sector can realise cheaper, greener, and more efficient buildings and infrastructure.   bSA hosts technical working groups, creates standards, runs workshops, recognises BIM practitioner skills and conducts research. bSA is also developing stronger relations with the national BIM user groups – The BuildSA, MelBIM, BrisBIM, SydBIM,  BIMWest, BIM_AK and  BIMSiNZ meetings bring together an enthusiastic community of professionals using BIM. www.buildingsmart.org.au

BuildingSMART Austria unites the relevant organizations and partners from the areas of planning, construction and operation with the focus on the common goal: sustainably supporting the transition to digital construction and maintaining and expanding national and international competitiveness.  buildingSMART Austria works closely with its sister organizations in Germany and Switzerland to increase the speed of development of individual projects. This cooperation across the borders also brings the association world of VDI, DIN, Gefma, SIA etc. closer together. www.buildingsmart.co.at

buildingSMART Benelux is an association for members from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.  The aim of the association is to promote the application of open BIM standards as a means of interoperability and integration of the building process.  The association seeks to spread knowledge about the open BIM standards IFC, IFD and IDM as well as contribute to the development of these international standards.  It also promotes application of the standards in software by IT partners and use by supply chain partners.  www.buildingsmart.nl

The Canadian chapter of buildingSMART International has been established to provide the appropriate body and home for Canadian BIM Standards Development through participation in the development of international BIM standards as the voice of the Canadian marketplace and to promote the awareness of buildingSMART International (bSI) within Canada.  buildingSMART Canada (bSC) is a council of the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) advocates for more collaborative approaches to project delivery based on building information modeling (BIM) tools, technologies and processes that are aligned with other similar initiatives currently under way around the globe.  bSC has developed a roadmap to prompt, guide and sustain this transformation. www.buildingsmartcanada.ca

China Construction Technology Group is a central technology-based enterprise with extensive business and strong strength in urban and rural construction in China. It integrates building standards and standard design, urban and rural planning, architectural engineering design and engineering. It is a national high-tech enterprise with general contracting, technical consultation and product manufacturing and installation. It has a high reputation in the construction industry and has an important influence in the country. www.cbs.com.cn

buildingSMART France’s, Mediaconstruct's, mission is to support the digital transition, via BIM, of all construction nationwide.  buildingSMART France brings together institutions, users and publishers, thus becoming a unique place for dialogue and consensual work for all professionals. From a perspective of digital continuity, buildingSMART France aims to facilitate the appropriation of BIM processes and interoperable digital technologies, intended for all professional actors entering the value chain of construction, building operation and infrastructure throughout the lifecycle. Subjects followed by the association include standardization around SmartBuilding technologies, SmartBuilding and SmartCities connection, BIM and IoT relationships, the extension of BIM to Infrastructure, IFC and GIS relationships, and more. www.mediaconstruct.fr

buildingSMART Germany has been part of the international buildingSMART movement for more than 20 years. The focus is the up-to-date organizational, procedural and technical support of digital processes in the entire construction value creation chain with the goal of an open, i.e. manufacturer- and product-independent working method. Association membership is open to all businesses, research and educational institutions, public sector agencies and private individuals involved in construction: planners, contractors, operators, product manufacturers, private and public builders, government agencies, software manufacturers and other service providers. www.buildingsmart.de

buildingSMART Italy, IBIMI, is a national and international reference point for the promotion of open BIM.  It is an association of professionals with the aim of spreading in Italy methods and professionalism of digitization of the construction industry.  Spreading the BIM culture means to bring innovation in the entire building supply chain, contributing not only to improving and increasing the productivity of all the professionals involved in construction work but also reducing costs for clients, owners and tenants. www.ibimi.it

buildingSMART Japan works to enable interoperability through data sharing in the building lifecycle. Developing higher levels of information with computing, aiming to create standards, allowing data sharing between software and applications are the aims of buildingSMART Japan’s work.  Specifically, throughout the lifecycle of the project, bSJ promotes the definition, use and promotion of the specification of shared data used in each industry and software applications. www.building-smart.or.jp

buildingSMART Korea aims to promote research and application of BIM in the KOREA building and construction industries.  The association is a private industry representative organization for promoting the research, dissemination and application of BIM and advanced construction IT in the field of the construction industry in Korea. It aims to revitalize Korea through application in the construction industry and various policy suggestions and to contribute to the development of the international construction industry and public welfare through participation and contribution.    The activities of the association are largely focused on three main axes: practical application research, securing element technology and organizational activities. The association contributes to the activation of domestic BIM through short and long-term promotion plans, and by providing various policy proposals and participating in international standard activities. www.buildingsmart.or.kr

buildingSMART Nordic consists of national buildingSMART organisations in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The vision of buildingSMART Nordic is “sustainability by building SMARTER”.   buildingSMART Nordic seeks to contribute to a sustainable built environment through SMARTER information sharing and communication using open international standards in the building and construction sector, private and public. It provides networking opportunities, specifications and written guidance seeking to accelerate marketing assimilation of interoperability through a successful sustainable project.  www.buildingsmartnordic.org

buildingSMART Norway is a neutral arena for innovation and digitization of the building, construction and property industries.  The association works for Smarter information sharing - for a sustainable built environment.  This makes the whole industry more profitable and resource-conscious.  buildingSMART Norway works to identify the need for new open BIM standards to be created, nationally and internationally, which will make the industry pace and cooperate better and inform about resources and good examples of usage. buildingSMART Norway organizes the industry in professional user groups and in the Interdisciplinary User Forum that handles interdisciplinary issues. www.buildingsmart.no

buildingSMART Poland provides an open and neutral arena for highly skilled industry professionals to contribute to the topic of openBIM. Through its industry association and strong membership engagement, buildingSMART Poland aims to transform the built asset industry in its market. As a newly approved Chapter, buildingSMART Poland aims to deliver more value through a collection of resources that includes European construction sector reports, BIM use case studies and membership policies and regulations. www.buildingsmart.org.pl

buildingSMART Russia, the National Association of Construction-Engineering Consultants (NACEC), is a national community of experts in the field of investment and construction engineering of industrial facilities.  The organization’s goals include harmonizing the current model of the engineering market in Russia with widely established International industry standards through provision of comprehensive consultancy services and building a solid expert community in Russia, which is able to efficiently adapt the best world practices and impact the lawmaking process in construction engineering from the initial stage. www.buildingsmart.su

buildingSMART Singapore is an alliance of the building industry including: architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and facility managers, software vendors, government agencies and universities.  Its mission is to integrate the AEC/FM industry by specifying Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) as a universal language to improve the communication, productivity, delivery time, cost, and quality throughout the design, construction, operation and maintenance life cycle of buildings.  buildingSMART Singapore is committed to taking advantage of the collective power of the industry to produce a standard for communication which will propel it into the future promoting collaborative efforts and global expansion. www.buildingsmartsingapore.org

buildingSMART Spain’s main objective is to promote efficiency in the construction sector through the use of open interoperability standards on BIM to reach new levels in cost and time reduction. execution and increased quality.  The Association is formed by all agents of the construction sector: Promoters / Investors, Construction Companies, Engineering, Architecture Studies, Software Developers, Facility and Project Managers, Research Centers, Manufacturers of Products and Materials, Universities and Public Administrations.  It develops open and neutral BIM standards, accelerates interoperability in the construction sector through success stories, provides specification, documentation, and reference guides and identifies and solves problems that impede the exchange of information.  www.buildingsmart.es

buildingSMART Switzerland is the leader in the digital transformation of the Swiss construction and real estate industry and includes institutions, associations and companies along the entire value chain. The aim is to enable digitization and thus end-to-end cooperation of all stakeholders throughout the life cycle of a property. buildingSMART Switzerland develops practicable instruments that can be used by all in the construction and real estate industry and, using best practices, demonstrates concretely the benefits of digital transformation. The national cooperation with organizations with similar concerns takes place within the framework of netzwerk_digitalwww.bauen-digital.ch

buildingSMART UK and Ireland, the UK BIM Alliance, represents and works with and for the Built Industry, facilitating the drive to digitally transform the Industry through education, leadership and focus. In an industry of over 4M people, where 95% work in SMEs, or micro-SMEs, their mission is to ensure that all understand the value of a digital enabled industry.  The UK BIM Alliance aims to ensure BIM becomes business as usual whilst at the same time, transforming and future proofing the way the industry work.  By becoming the UK and Ireland chapter of buildingSMART in 2017, the UK BIM alliance supports the furtherance of open standards and continues its objective to be both ‘Relevant Today and Futureproof for Tomorrow’, assisting in BIM Level 2 adoption whilst looking to the future. www.buildingsmart.org.uk

BIMForum is the US chapter of buildingSMART International and as such, supports and promotes the use of open BIM standards.  The mission of the BIMForum is to explore technological and delivery innovation and performance improvement through building information modelling and new means of collaboration, to improve the design and construction industry through education and the development of best practices for these innovations, and to help implement these innovations into the broad AEC industry.  As the US Chapter of buildingSMART International, it is promoting and supports the use of open BIM standards throughout the industry in a long-term effort to drive towards fully digitized information exchanges. www.bimforum.org