London, (June 20, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that bSI-India under Confederation of Digital Construction Practitioners India (CDCPIndia) has been formally approved as a “Developing Chapter” by the Board at the International Council and Chapter Conference hosted in Slovenia, 19-21 June 2023.
The Board's approval follows a highly successful submission, and the new Chapter will be established under the Confederation of Digital Construction Practitioners India (CDCPIndia). The primary mission of CDCPIndia is to inspire the Indian market through collaboration and digital processes. Founded in 2020, CDCPIndia is a not-for-profit, non-commercial national society, brought to life by a dedicated group of professionals from various regions of India. These professionals actively contribute to the digital transformation of the Construction and Infrastructure sector. By advancing open data standards, the chapter aims to support the growing market's focus on infrastructure development and construction in India.
Clive Billiald, CEO of bSI commented that “adding India as a new Developing Chapter for buildingSMART is another milestone in our history. It shows the importance of standards and services in supporting a rapidly growing economy, allowing the digitalisation of the construction sector and ultimately leading to a more productive, sustainable built environment. Clearly there is a great opportunity to support this journey, with programs such as Professional Certification able to provide education and learning opportunities to the AEC community in India.”
Swaraj Datta Gupta, President of CDCPIndia mentioned that “this partnership between bSI and CDCPIndia is a partnership of values, vision and common objectives that resonate in our commitments towards building a global community that will share and collaborate in a democratised data environment. We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to working together.”
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.
Founded in 2020, The Confederation of Digital Construction Practitioners (CDCPIndia) is an Indian National Society for BIM & Inclusive Digitalization. CDCPIndia is a non-government organization, a not-for-profit, non-commercial and vendor neutral National society registered under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 and The Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. CDCPIndia has been conceived and brought to life by a group of dedicated & experienced professionals from various regions of India in the field of digitalization of built environment. The primary mission of CDCPIndia is to Inspire, collaborate and advance Digital processes & technologies in the Indian infrastructure and construction sector. CDCPIndia has also evolved a strategic framework for inclusive digitalization – “The INDIA Strategy”. The philosophy of “Democratization of Data” and having “Empathy for all implementing Stakeholders” is at the core of “The INDIA strategy” (I-Inspiring Community, N-National Mandate, D-Democratization of Data, I – Incentivize, A – Aid)
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