London, (September 12, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce ISO has agreed to submit IFC 4.3 to the final "FDIS" approval stage as part of the ongoing process to have it internationally accredited as an ISO standard.
To reach FDIS (Final Draft International Standard), IFC 4.3 was formally entered into the DIS (Draft International Standard) voting phase for ISO on February 20 2023, which concluded in a round of improvements and amendments to the IFC schema relating to IFC 4.3 and related extensions. Following work to address the comments lodged as part of the DIS process, bSI is delighted that ISO has now approved IFC4.3 to progress to this last FDIS phase of the process.
Clive Billiald, Chief Executive, buildingSMART commented, "We are delighted to have moved to the Final Draft International Standard phase for IFC 4.3 accreditation. This is a result of hard work not only from ISO members helping us to improve the body of work but also from our technical team, who dealt with a large volume of comments and suggestions. This will ultimately mean the IFC 4.3 standard will be more robust and usable once it becomes a final standard".
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.
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