London, (December 8, 2023) – buildingSMART International (bSI) is pleased to announce that Iceland has been formally approved as a "Chapter-in-formation". It will begin work to move to the "Developing Chapter" status over the coming months.
The approval follows a successful submission, and the new Chapter will be established under the BIM Iceland group to further advance openBIM in Iceland. With a growing BIM community and more demands for open standards, the Chapter aims to drive the need for IFC and related services into their market.
With a rapidly growing BIM community keen on open standards, the Chapter is positioned to respond to the market's increasing demands. The Chapter is set to drive the incorporation of openBIM, ensuring interoperability and efficiency in construction projects through standardized digital information flows.
Clive Billiald, CEO of bSI, commented that “we have been impressed with the approach taken by the new Chapter in Iceland. There is already strong alignment with the BIM Hub in the Nordics and clear synergies with many existing Chapters. This gives us confidence in the growth of the Chapter but also the value they can bring to our community in return.”
The board of BIM Iceland announced that the “launch of buildingSMART Iceland is a big step for our BIM community. We're eager to promote openBIM standards and services and to increase IFC adoption in Iceland. We also look forward to sharing our expertise and learning from others in the community. By collaborating with buildingSMART International and other chapters, we aim to drive innovation and efficiency in the construction industry, showcasing the growth and energy of our local sector.”
For more information about buildingSMART Iceland, please visit buildingsmart.is.
buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open standards that support digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively engage 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 to develop consensus based open standards. Its members, who range from across the entire built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization and management. buildingSMART also partners 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) standard achieved ISO approval in 2012.
Aidan Mercer, Marketing Director