Important update from buildingSMART International

Dear buildingSMART Community,

It is with regret that we inform you that due to ill health, Richard Petrie is standing down from his role as Chief Executive of buildingSMART International (bSI) with immediate effect.

Since 2013, Richard developed the strategy and business plan for bSI and has grown the core team, membership, programs, and the community. The professionalization of buildingSMART has been down to Richard’s vision, leadership, and exceptional management. He has always been a passionate advocate of open standards, the digital transformation of our industry, and a more sustainable future. Richard has always been greatly respected and a hugely popular member of our global community

We send our collective heartfelt thanks to Richard for all he has done for buildingSMART.

During this time, the team that Richard assembled will continue to operate the business, manage projects and coordinate the community as normal.


The bSI Management Office