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Outcomes of the Board, International Council and Chapter Conference, and Asia Summit 2024

London, U.K. – June 26th, 2024 – The buildingSMART International (bSI) Board, International Council and Chapter Conference took place between 18-21 June 2024 in Hong Kong, with a variety of announcements and news to be shared with the buildingSMART community. This event was also combined with the inaugural buildingSMART International Asia Summit, which connected international attendees with local markets in Hong Kong and neighbouring countries. Overview The event took place…

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Information Delivery Specification (IDS) v1.0 is Approved as a Final Standard

London, (June 4, 2024) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that Information Delivery Specification (IDS) v1.0 has reached final standard status. This approval marks a significant milestone in how openBIM workflows are defined and implemented and reflects a growing demand for more accurate and reliable data exchanges. IDS is a standard for defining information requirements in a way that is easily read by humans and interpreted by computers. It…

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IFC 4.3 Formally Approved and Published as an ISO Standard

London, (April 2, 2024) – buildingSMART International is delighted to announce that IFC 4.3 is now formally approved and published as an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This accreditation solidifies IFC 4.3 as the latest iteration of the successful ISO 16739 standard, marking a major step forward for the built environment. Following the approval announcement in January, IFC 4.3 is now formally published, and is expected to…

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The Fellows and Richard Petrie Award Winners Announced

London, March 18, 2024 – At the buildingSMART International Summit in Valencia, Spain, we are delighted to announce the recipient list for the Fellows and Richard Petrie Awards. About the Fellows Program buildingSMART recognizes volunteers and professionals who have faithfully contributed to its mission over many years of service. Recipients are granted the honorary status of buildingSMART Fellows. These individuals have made significant contributions to buildingSMART and the advancement of…

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buildingSMART International and Digital Built Environment Institute Announce Collaboration Agreement

London, March 15, 2024 -buildingSMART International (bSI), the worldwide authority driving the transformation of the built environment is delighted to announce a strategic collaboration agreement with the Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI), a leading organization dedicated to fostering best practices in the digital built environment. This partnership marks a significant step forward in synchronizing efforts to enhance the digital transformation of the built environment. By aligning their resources and expertise, bSI…

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The buildingSMART Awards Program is now Open

London, March 12, 2024 – buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to declare the commencement of the annual openBIM Awards Program for 2024. As the standards body driving the digital transformation in the built environment bSI invites participants from around the world to showcase their outstanding achievements in leveraging openBIM methodologies. Key Highlights: Sustainability Excellence: The heart of the program lies in promoting sustainable practices. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate how they’ve harnessed openBIM to achieve…

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PERI Joins as a Standard Member of buildingSMART International

London, (March 12, 2024) – buildingSMART International (bSI) is pleased to welcome PERI as a Standard Member, demonstrating their commitment to openBIM as part of their strategy. PERI is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, with a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative strength and close customer proximity. Founded in 1969, PERI offers a comprehensive range of products and services for various business segments, including…

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Iceland and Kazakhstan Join buildingSMART International as Developing Chapters

London, March 12, 2024 – buildingSMART International is thrilled to announce that the Board has officially approved the status of Developing Chapter for both Iceland and Kazakhstan. These significant milestones were achieved on March 11, 2024, during the International Summit held in Valencia. Iceland BIM Iceland, a non-profit organization with 27 dedicated members, represents companies from the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector, along with public entities based in Iceland.…

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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…

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IFC 4.3 APPROVED as a Final Standard

London, (January 4, 2024) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that ISO has approved IFC 4.3 as a final standard. This means IFC 4.3 will now become internationally accredited as the latest version of the ISO 16739 standard. Following a round of improvements and amendments from earlier phases of the ISO process, IFC 4.3 received 100% approval and will be formally published in the coming weeks. Clive Billiald, Chief…

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