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The buildingSMART Board and Strategic Advisory Council

  London, U.K. – July 5, 2022 – The buildingSMART International Council, Board and Strategic Advisory Council meetings took place between 27-29 June with a variety of announcements, updates, and news to be shared. Overview The event was the first in-person meeting for three years since the COVID-19 outbreak and took place in Zug, Switzerland, at the Siemens headquarters. The Swiss Chapter hosted the event with SBB and Siemens providing sponsorship. There…

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Céline Bent Appointed as Compliance Director

Céline Bent

London, (June 27, 2022) – buildingSMART International is proud to announce the appointment of Céline Bent as its Compliance Director. An architect by profession, Céline has previously served various roles at Royal BAM Group, as a Lecturer at Nyenrode Business University, and most recently as a freelance consultant supporting sustainability and innovation programs at multiple organizations. At Royal BAM Group, Céline’s career spanned almost ten years, delivering major sustainability and innovation…

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buildingSMART International hires Evandro Alfieri

  buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that Evandro Alfieri will be joining the technical Services team from May 1st as a Solutions Accelerator. Evandro has been working in the IFC Rail project for over four years and is highly regarded for his professionalism, technical expertise and his ability to bridge the gap between the technology and use-cases. buildingSMART International is committed to bringing openBIM® solutions and workflows closer to…

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Richard Petrie Obituary

Richard Petrie

  Richard Petrie, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, died on 17th April 2022 at the age of 63 following a short illness. His legacy had a profound and long-lasting effect following an illustrious career. A distinguished academic, industry executive and leader of enterprises, Richard gave so much of his life to leading and shaping the businesses that would define him. He was a man of quick wit, uncompromising fairness,…

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buildingSMART International announces the sad passing of Richard Petrie

Richard Petrie

Richard Petrie and his son Michael Dear buildingSMART Community, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing Richard Petrie on April 17th, 2022, following a short illness. Richard was the Chief Executive of buildingSMART International and leaves behind his wife Jane and three adult children, Michael, Maddie, and Lottie. On behalf of the Board of Directors, management office and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to…

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Important update from buildingSMART International

Dear buildingSMART Community, It is with regret that we inform you that due to ill health, Richard Petrie is standing down from his role as Chief Executive of buildingSMART International (bSI) with immediate effect. Since 2013, Richard developed the strategy and business plan for bSI and has grown the core team, membership, programs, and the community. The professionalization of buildingSMART has been down to Richard’s vision, leadership, and exceptional management.…

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buildingSMART International Awards 2022 is now open

    London, U.K. – March 28, 2022 – London, – buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to announce that the annual Awards Program is open. Registration opens on 28th March 2022. Since its launch, the buildingSMART Awards Program has continued to grow with record numbers in 2021. With 133 submissions and 16 category winners, there is continued optimism that the program will once again be well-received. There were also 154 jurors from across the…

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Welcome to GF Piping Systems as a Standard member

London, U.K. – March 24, 2022 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome GF Piping Systems as a Standard member. GF Piping Systems, a division of Georg Fischer AG, is proud of its long history of success with roots going back more than 200 years when Johann Conrad Fischer laid the foundation. What began in 1802 with a small copper smelting plant and development works for new alloys, has since developed into…

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Announcement from buildingSMART International and the Board

London, U.K. – March 11, 2022 – buildingSMART International is shocked and saddened by the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. buildingSMART condemns the invasion by Russia and our thoughts are very much with the people of Ukraine at this awful time. As an international body that seeks cooperation and collaboration at its core, we hope for a peaceful end to this unnecessary war. buildingSMART is complying with all sanctions that are being issued…

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buildingSMART International welcomes the change of status for the Spanish and Italian Chapters

London, U.K. – March 9, 2022 – buildingSMART International welcomes the change of status for the Spanish and Italian Chapters, who are now officially confirmed as Full Chapters. Both Chapters had previously been “Developing Chapters” and had formally submitted their application to become “Full Chapters” to the buildingSMART Board. Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, buildingSMART International said, “the strength of our community depends in part on the strength of our Chapter network.…

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