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New Members Join buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is delighted to be welcoming new members. These organizations bring a variety of expertise and knowledge to the growing global community. With a growing number of standards being developed, and a need for stronger industry engagement, the new members helps to ensure solutions and standards can be delivered. Below is a list of recent companies that have joined. Strategic Member Oracle is the world’s leading provider of on…

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The International Standards Summit, Beijing, China 28-31 October 2019

The world needs open standards. This was the bold statement from Richard Petrie – Chief Executive, buildingSMART International – during the latest buildingSMART International Standards Summit that was held in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Centre between 28-31 October 2019. The theme of this conference was “Moving Towards a Digital Future” which brought a new record-breaking crowd. The Summit itself was hosted by the China Chapter, CCTC with…

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IFC Rail Candidate Standard is Available for Review and Comment

IFC Rail Project Abstract Conceptual Model Report Context & Approach Data Requirement Report Requirement Analysis Report IFC Rail has reached Candidate Standard and is ready for international review. buildingSMART is calling on the industry for comments and feedback on the candidate standard. As part of the buildingSMART International consensus, input is required in order to progress the standard to the next stage of the bSI process. All standards go through this process…

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Oracle Joins as a Strategic Member of buildingSMART International

Working together to advance openBIM and enable digital transformation for the built asset industry Herts, UNITED KINGDOM – 29 October, 2019 – Oracle Construction and Engineering has joined buildingSMART International as a Strategic Member and will become part of the Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) helping to move the industry towards a more neutral and open approach to building information modelling (BIM). buildingSMART is focused on developing standards and solutions for…

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Bentley Systems Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of IFC for Digital Twins

London, U.K. – October 23, 2019 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Bentley Systems to the community. Bentley Systems, Incorporated is the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley Systems joins as a multinational member bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the standards and solutions program. At the same time, Bentley announced the availability…

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IFC Bridge Candidate Standard is Available for Review and Comment

Read the Standard IFC Bridge has reached Candidate Standard and is ready for international review. buildingSMART is calling on the industry for comment with access to the candidate standard. As part of the buildingSMART International consensus, input is required in order to progress the standard to the next stage of the bSI process. All standards go through this process in order to reach consensus. buildingSMART currently has 20+ active projects.…

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buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Design Alliance (ODA) Sign Letter of Cooperation

London, (September 10, 2019) – buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Design Alliance (ODA) have signed a letter of cooperation to further develop standards and technologies related to their respective programs. By strengthening the relationship between organizations, bSI and ODA are promoting better collaboration and cooperation throughout the building and infrastructure lifecycle. By focusing on improving the digitization for owners and project delivery firms, the mutual aim of both organizations is to…

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The buildingSMART International Awards Program 2019 Finalists Announced

London, (August 29, 2019) buildingSMART International is delighted to share the full list of finalists for the Awards Program 2019. Finalists will be invited to present their project to an independent jury for consideration as part of the rigorous award process. Winners will be announced at the International Standards Summit in Beijing on 28th October 2019. The full list of finalists from over 100 submissions are: Category of DESIGN: China…

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buildingSMART International appoints Léon van Berlo as the Technical Director

Léon van Berlo

London, (July 19, 2019) – buildingSMART International has appointed Léon van Berlo as its Technical Director. Léon has previously served a variety of roles at the National Institute for Innovation (TNO) in the Netherlands, including BIMserver Program Manager and Senior BIM Innovator. At TNO, Léon’s work has been focused on creating a data-driven industry through technological adoption and developing new concepts. By enabling new prototypes through consensus building and collaboration,…

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buildingSMART International Welcomes Poland as a New Chapter in Development

buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a new Chapter has been approved by the board to enter “Developing” status. buildingSMART Poland formally submitted their application for consideration during the Board, SAC, International Council and Chapter Conference in Helsinki, Finland, 3-6 June 2019. The new status of developing chapter was granted by the board following the formal submission, which included a formal signing of the Chapter Membership Agreement. buildingSMART Poland will…

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