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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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buildingSMART International Welcomes a New Board Member

buildingSMART International is pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Castaing as a newly appointed board member. Christophe was appointed at the Board, SAC, International and Chapter Conference in Helsinki, Finland, 3-6 June 2019. Christophe adds significant leadership and industry knowledge to the existing board and was democratically voted in by his peers. Christophe has played a variety of roles at buildingSMART, helping to develop projects and activities such as…

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IFC4 Software Certification Delivers Next Major Milestone

London, (June 12, 2019) – buildingSMART International announces the approved IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export Certification (Architectural Reference Exchange) for software provider GRAPHISOFT. This certification is the latest major milestone for the much anticipated IFC4 version release and further strengthens the burgeoning need for open and interoperable solutions and standards. It is anticipated more software vendors will be certified soon. The new IFC4 certification means GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD officially meets the export…

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“IFC Rail” – The International Standard Progress Report

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 in…

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