Infra and Building Domains Elect New Members

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London, U.K. – April 12, 2023 - London, - buildingSMART International (bSI) is pleased to share the results of the Steering Committee Elections for both the Infrastructure Room and the Building Room.

Within the framework of the buildingSMART Process, regular elections are held every two years for the various Rooms. Each Room is a domain-focused environment dedicated to the development of standards and solutions to improve the whole life management of the built asset industry. Additionally, Rooms may oversee specialized groups responsible for a range of activities, such as conducting research and concept proposals, undertaking development work, providing implementation support, developing tools and publications, engaging in test-bed activities, and defining and supporting services.

The results of the following Rooms can be found below:

Infrastructure Room

Newly elected in 2023:

  • Marc Goldman – Esri
  • Alexa Mitchell – HDR
  • Jim Plume (re-elected) – Australasia Chapter
  • Hiromasa Shima – OYO Corporation

Existing members:

  • Isabel Gutiérrez – Ferrovial Construction
  • Phil Jackson – UK & Ireland Chapter
  • Michael Kennerly – AASHTO
  • Jürgen Litsch – Strabag AG
  • Anna Niedenström – Trafikverket
  • Tiina Perttula – Finland Chapter
  • Marion Schenkwein – Väylävirasto
  • Marek Suchocki - Autodesk

Building Room

Newly elected in 2023:

  • Kjell Ivar Bakkmoen (re-elected) – Norway Chapter
  • Jouni Hurskainen – Finland Chapter
  • David Ivey (re-elected) - HOK
  • Alex Plenty – UK & Ireland Chapter
  • Geraldine Rayner (re-elected) – Canada Chapter
  • Rob Roef (re-elected) - TNO

Existing members:

  • Mirbek Bekboliev (appointed technical lead) – German Chapter
  • Gianluca Genova – Basler & Hofmann
  • Jan-Anders Jönsson – Sweden Chapter
  • Francis Leung – Hong Kong Chapter

Richard Kelly, Operations Director, buildingSMART International, said, “Rooms are forums that provide industry leadership and set the plans to respond to what their domain requires. They coordinate, manage and shape the work we see as outputs from the Standards and Solutions Program. This is vital for the ongoing improvements we need in the built environment to tackle global challenges and to deliver a more sustainable future. We look to Steering Committees to help shape the work we deliver, and I am delighted with the excellent response we received from the community and I look forward to  working closely with those who have been elected.”

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.