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buildingSMART Positioning Paper: Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins

Digital Twins

London, U.K. – May 27, 2020 – buildingSMART International has made available a positioning paper on the subject of digital twins. This paper titled “Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins” was worked on by the Digital Twins Working Group. The aim of the paper was to find ways of unlocking more value through the use of digital technologies applied to the work done by buildingSMART. This working group has developed this co-authored…

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Esri Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of AEC Workflows

London, U.K. – May 11, 2020 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Esri as a Multinational member. Esri is the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence. The company, headquartered in Redlands, California brings extensive expertise in mapping and spatial data analytics. The company has 10 regional offices in the U.S. and a network of more than 80 international distributors, with about a million users in 200…

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buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Release BIM and GIS Integration Paper

London, (March 17, 2020) – buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have released an industry-defining paper as part of their joint working group under the name of the Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE). This paper aims to coordinate the development of the relevant data standards that are produced at each organisation. This report looks at a variety of challenges and addresses the need to develop better integration at a…

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Important Announcement for the buildingSMART Community

  London, (March 24, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) has some major announcements to make regarding events, meetings and the Solutions and Standards program. We remain open for business and are taking every step to facilitate online and virtual working during the current extraordinary circumstances. buildingSMART International (bSI) and buildingSMART Norway (bSN) made an early judgement to delay the International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, Norway from…

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The buildingSMART International Standards Summit is Postponed Until 8-11, June 2020

London, (March 3, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) and buildingSMART Norway (bSN) have postponed the International Standards Summit that was due to take place between 23-26 March 2020 in Lillestrøm, Norway. The event has been rescheduled at the same location for the week 8-11, June 2020. buildingSMART International is extremely sorry for the change and would like to thank our community for their understanding and…

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The Infrastructure Room Progress Report

The Infrastructure Room Steering Committee, led by Tiina Perttula, look forward to sharing progress at the bSI Summit in Oslo, Norway, March 23 – March 26. Key areas progressed in recent months include: IFC Extension – through collaboration between the InfraRoom and Railway Room, Led by Christophe Castaing and Jim Plume, we intend to submit for voting, at the end of February, a unified candidate standard for a fully-harmonized IFC…

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Airport Room Progress Report

The Airport Room has built up significant momentum in its activities in the past months which align with the following high-level considerations: The Airport Room delivers value to Airport owners and operator and therefore for all customers and users of Airports. The Airport Room is a user oriented Room where future needs are assessed from a strong owner and user perspective. The Airport is an ecosystem where almost all buildingSMART…

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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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