New Members Announced

London, (September 18, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a variety of new members joining as a show of commitment to the development of open standards.

bSI is pleased to announce a new multinational member.


Schindler has recently joined as a multinational member. is a Swiss multinational company which manufactures escalatorsmoving walkways, and elevators worldwide, founded in Switzerland in 1874. Schindler produces, installs, maintains and modernizes lifts and escalators in many types of buildings including residential, commercial and high-rise buildings.

bSI is also pleased to announce the following companies have joined as Standard Members.


LeapThought is an enterprise company that builds next generation and deep tech solutions for AEC and Productivity. Founded in 2011, LeapThought has been expanding globally with offices in Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, India and the USA and serving customers spanning transportation, defense, utilities, AEC companies, regulatory authorities, commercial and residential property developers and healthcare.

ORBITS Engineering

ORBITS Engineering is a Civil Engineering, Management Consulting, and Business Services company based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This member is the first member from KSA.


SierraSoft is a company that develops and markets BIM software solutions for the sectors of land surveying, infrastructure design and construction. Based in Italy, SierraSoft products are used in more than 15 countries by surveyors, architects, engineers, engineering companies, architecture companies, construction companies, research institutes, public bodies.

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.

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