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Knauf announced as launching partner for the new language UniversalTypes

buildingSMART International (bSI) and Düsseldorf-based technology specialist ProMaterial are pleased to announce Knauf Gips KG as the first major manufacturer of building materials to use the new language UniversalTypesTM. UniversalTypes supports real-time sales of construction products and materials and the online sales process between manufacturers, distributors and buyers.

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A Record Attendance for the International Standards Summit in Tokyo

buildingSMART’s latest International Standards Summit 2018 was a “tremendous triumph” according to organisation Chairman, Patrick MacLeamy. The latest summit in Tokyo extended its focus and commitment to deliver more standards, more tools, more solutions and more focus on the entire asset lifecycle. In short, buildingSMART is going to deliver more value to the community. The event, which was held between October 16 – October 19, 2018, reached a new record…

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UniversalTypesTM – Construction Products at Your Fingertips

buildingSMART International (bSI) and ProMaterial, announce today the launch of an initiative to further develop the UniversalTypes language. UniversalTypes are designed to enable real-time sales of construction products and materials. UniversalTypes will facilitate online sales processes between manufacturers, distributors and purchasers. “UniversalTypes will help streamline the accessibility of products for construction projects by making building and construction materials available at users’ fingertips. Such a direct user-facing initiative is new for…

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LDAC2017 – Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop 13 – 15 Nov 18

This year’s LDAC workshop takes place at the Univeristy of Burgundy, in Dijon (France). In this workshop, the main aim is to evaluate the current status of the different available ontologies to capture building data. This includes: the ifcOWL ontology (buildingSMART) the Building Topology Ontology (BOT – W3C) the PRODUCT ontology (W3C) geospatial ontologies infrastructure ontologies (oil&gas, roads, tunnels, rail) HVAC ontologies building automation ontologies (BACS, DogOnt, SAREF) semantic sensor…

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infraBIM Open Tampere 2019

InfraBIM Open 2018 was the first conference in the world concentrating to open infrastructure BIM. The first year brought together more than 400 participants from 17 different countries. The world had been waiting for this seminar! That is why the second Infra BIM Open will be held on 15-16 January 2019 in Tampere. InfraBIM Open 2019 will contain over 60 presentations from 15 different countries. For further details visit this…

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buildingSMART and GS1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance global standards in the construction sector

(Tokyo,18th October 2018) – buildingSMART International (bSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GS1 to enable the construction industry to benefit from the combined expertise of both organisations through the use of standards and services they deliver. The use of global buildingSmart and GS1 standards, in particular for product instance identification and exchange of product data, is critical in addressing today’s challenges of digitalisation in the construction sector.…

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buildingSMART International Forum Announcement

buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to announce the launch of the buildingSMART® Forum, the latest step in its online presence transformation. This new public platform will connect the global built asset community by providing more interactive information and discussions about buildingSMART openBIM® standards and activities. Would you like to know more about IFC 2×3 certifications? Or you’d like to discuss the progress of IFC4? Maybe you’ve got an idea to…

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buildingSMART International appoints Dennis Shelden as co-lead of the Technical Room

Dennis Shelden (left) has been appointed co-lead of the Technical room to assist with the development of innovative programs to align with the fast-moving digitization of the industry. Dennis is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, and Director of the Digital Building Laboratory at Georgia Tech. An expert in applications of digital technology in the process of building design, construction and operations, he has worked in professional practice,…

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Your Industry Needs You

buildingSMART International (bSI) is calling for member participation for three very exciting activity teams. bSI is the worldwide authority driving the transformation of the built asset economy through the creation and adoption of open, international standards. bSI is reaching out to its community to continue building on the success of its standards program. The three teams are as follows; IFC Road Project Airport Program IFC Precast Project Register your interest…

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Record Submissions Received for the buildingSMART Awards 2018

Registration has now officially closed for the buildingSMART Awards 2018. The buildingSMART Awards is part of the International Standards Summit, held in Tokyo between 16-19 October 2018. This year sees a record number of submissions, comprising a total of 85 from 20 different countries. These projects will be shortlisted by an independent set of jurors covering different domains at the prestigious awards ceremony in October. The criteria required for organizations…

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