Clive Billiald – New CEO for buildingSMART International

Clive Billiald

London, (November 18, 2022) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce the appointment of Clive Billiald as its Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2023. Clive has a track record of leading, building and reforming engineering, construction and technology organisations in a multinational environment, most recently working for Bechtel as a Regional Delivery Director. Prior to joining Bechtel, he held various roles in the UK Ministry of Defence and has…

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National Institute of Building Sciences Announces Upcoming Release of COBie v3.0

The release takes place as buildingSMART International begins development of its Asset Operations Handover project  (WASHINGTON, DC, November 2, 2022) – The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Information Management Council (BIMC) is planning the upcoming release of COBie 3.0, as an update to the Construction to Operations Building information exchange (COBie 2.4) Specification. COBie 3.0 also will be published as an integral part of the upcoming version 4.0 of the…

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The buildingSMART International Standards Summit and National Conference: Montreal, Canada 18-21 October 2022

There is a wave of adoption coming. This was the bold statement from Ian Howell, Interim CEO of buildingSMART International, during the latest buildingSMART International Standards Summit and National Conference that was held in Montreal, Canada, at the Centre Mont-Royal between 18-21 October 2022. This was the first in-person event in three years, and the theme was “Facilitating resilience in the built asset industry through international collaboration.” This focus on…

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The buildingSMART openBIM Awards Program 2022 – Winners Announced

London, (October 21, 2022) buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners from the Awards Program 2022. All finalists presented their projects during the buildingSMART International Standards Summit and National Conference in Montreal, Canada between 19-20 of October. A small finalist jury deliberated following the presentations to select a winner from each category. A total of nine winners were announced at a live awards ceremony. There were also…

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Increasing clarity for information requirements

London, U.K. – October 7, 2022 – buildingSMART International is increasing consistency in the terminology around information requirement definitions. In the last two and a half years, bSI has been educating the industry about Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs), Model View Definitions (MVDs), Information Delivery Specifications (IDS), and other well known industry abbreviations. Unfortunately, there has been a limited understanding of what an MVD is for a long time. With the new IDS…

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The buildingSMART openBIM Awards Program 2022 – Finalists Announced

London, (September 6, 2022) buildingSMART International is delighted to share the full list of finalists for The buildingSMART openBIM Awards Program 2022. Finalists will be invited to present their projects to the independent jury for consideration as part of the program. The finalist presentations will take place during the buildingSMART International Standards Summit in Montreal, Canada, 18-21 October 2022. The presentations will take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th.…

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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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