Esri Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of AEC Workflows

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 a network of more than 80 international distributors, with about a million users in 200 countries.

Esri’s GIS offerings deliver unique and powerful capabilities for applying location-based analytics to building and infrastructure professionals. ArcGIS, the flagship product, delivers spatial data for AEC professionals to plan, design, build and operate the built world.  With ArcGIS and partner solutions that extend its capabilities, Esri enables digital transformation in AEC firms of all sizes working on projects of all types. Esri’s leadership will contribute to delivering successful buildingSMART projects which benefit the global community of AEC and GIS practitioners.

By partnering with buildingSMART International, and with other global AEC solution providers, Esri brings the power of GIS and BIM together.  Marc Goldman, Director of AEC Industry Solutions explained, “Esri pioneered problem solving through GIS, and AEC firms have benefited by adding spatial context to their projects for decades. It’s clear, digital transformation requires GIS and BIM data to be integrated.  Joining buildingSMART International comes at a time when information exchange and interoperability are important to our users and required to solve today’s complex problems.”

Richard Petrie, CEO, buildingSMART International said, “we welcome Esri to the buildingSMART community. The industry is becoming more aware of the need to integrate geospatial workflows with BIM workflows and Esri is a leading company in the GIS market. We have big ambitions to work collaboratively and we’re delighted they have joined.”

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.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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