LeapThought Joins the Strategic Advisory Council

London, (March 12, 2024)—buildingSMART International is delighted to announce that LeapThought has joined as a Strategic Member, marking a significant step forwards in advancing the transformation of cities, communities, and economies.

LeapThought is a global software provider that builds next-generation and deep-tech solutions for AEC and productivity. Their mission is to innovate for the greater good and long-term sustainability of our communities, built environments, and economies. They aim to help transform cities, regions, and countries by working inclusively and collaboratively with local, regional, and global construction value chains and their ecosystems. Their FulcrumHQ platform spans disciplines and stakeholders to provide a seamless end-to-end design and construction service through operations and maintenance for roads, rail, energy, defence, water, and commercial and capital investments.

Founded in 2011, LeapThought has been expanding globally with offices in Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, India and the USA, and serving customers spanning transportation, defence, utilities, AEC companies, regulatory authorities, commercial and residential property developers and healthcare.

LeapThought will also be a Platinum sponsor at the upcoming buildingSMART International Summit taking place in Valencia between the 12th and 15th March 2024.

Clive Billiald, Chief Executive of buildingSMART International, commented, "Having LeapThought join as a strategic member is a brilliant milestone for us, further strengthening our Strategic Advisory Council and the valuable insight we receive from our members regarding the future direction of both our industry and the buildingSMART community. I have been very impressed with how LeapThought are embracing open standards and I know openBIM will be at the heart of their solutions. This is central to how innovative software can support multiple industry domains and disciplines, by   ensuring data is usable at all phases of the lifecycle. We are delighted with their commitment to buildingSMART and we look forward to working with them.”

Ratnakar Garikipati - LeapThought

Ratnakar Garikipati, CEO of LeapThought commented that "at LeapThought, we're driven by a deep conviction that collaboration and open-standard solutions are the key to building a more sustainable and efficient future for the built environment. We continue to strive to empower the entire construction ecosystem to work together seamlessly, optimizing project lifecycles and creating lasting value for communities and economies  world-wide

We're incredibly excited to join buildingSMART International's Strategic Advisory Council. This platform presents an invaluable opportunity to contribute actively to the evolution of buildingSMART's standards and initiatives, representing not only LeapThought's vision but also the collective voice of our customers. We believe in the transformative potential of openBIM, and we're committed to working alongside industry leaders to shape the future of digital construction."

About buildingSMART International

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.

About LeapThought

LeapThought Corp., a trailblazer implementing digital transformation in the construction industry, specializes in intelligent construction management and champions open standards. With clients from sectors including transportation, defense, utilities, healthcare, and residential and commercial property development, LeapThought caters to the AECO industry's needs in large-scale construction and infrastructure.

Headquartered in the USA, LeapThought provides unparalleled support to customers worldwide through its offices in New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, and India. Using state-of-the-art solutions like our flagship FulcrumHQ platform and leveraging AI and machine intelligence, LeapThought is propelling the construction sector toward more sustainable and efficient project outcomes. Discover more at www.leapthought.com