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“IFC Rail” – The International Standard Progress Report

IFC Rail

In 2018, buildingSMART International supported the proposal and initiation of the single largest project in its history. The “IFC Rail” project was initiated at the buildingSMART International Standards Summit in Paris, April 2018 with a signed agreement across all contributing parties. This also gave formation to the “Railway Room” which was established as the environment for developing the project. This room has successfully coordinated this complex project and developed a…

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IFC4 Software Certification Delivers First Milestone

London, (April 25, 2019) – buildingSMART International announces the first approved IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export Certification (Architectural Reference Exchange) as software provider Vectorworks, Inc. This certification is the first of what is anticipated to be many, with other vendors such as Autodesk,GRAPHISOFT, Solibri and others close to completion. It is also the first certification since the upgrade to IFC4 on the new certification platform.   The new IFC4 certification…

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buildingSMART International Standards Summit Dusseldorf

The buildingSMART International Standards Summit and German User Day Exceeds 1,000 Attendees The buildingSMART International Standards Summit and German User day saw new attendance records as the built asset industry came together to develop new standards and solutions. buildingSMART International (bSI), the industry body that leads the development of open digital information workflows across the built asset environment and buildingSMART Deutschland, the host chapter, successfully delivered the International Standards Summit…

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Two New Members Join the Community

Two new members join the community buildingSMART International welcomes two new members to the community. Leica Geosystems joins as a multi-national member, and Basler Hofmann joins as a standards member. Both bring significant expertise in the drive to the digital transformation. Leica are committed to digital construction through the use of high-tech innovation. Basler Hofmann brings a unique expertise through their innovation program to deliver better project delivery. Both companies…

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buildingSMART welcomes a new multi-national member

buildingSMART International welcomes a new multi-national member, STRABAG SE from Austria. The new addition will help to improve open and interoperable standards by leveraging BIM deliverables, digital workflows and open and collaborative ways of working in the built asset environment. Their focus on improving the construction industry will provide valuable input and leadership to the digital transformation. About STRABAG SE: STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services,…

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buildingSMART International and World Geospatial Industry Council sign an MoU to jointly work on building information modelling (BIM) and geospatial information integration

World Geospatial Industry Council

A collaborative effort to integrate BIM deliverables in building and civil infrastructure and location-based technologies has begun with the signing of the MoU between World Geospatial Industry council [WGIC] and buildingSMART International (bSI) at the GeoBuiz Summit in San Francisco. bSI and WGIC will work together on developing common initiatives for the use of open standards, best practices and geospatial information to demonstrate greater value and wider applicability of standards,…

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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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