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buildingSMART International Appoints Frédéric Grand as Product Manager for the buildingSMART Data Dictionary

London, (January 11, 2021) - buildingSMART International (bSI) has appointed Frédéric Grand of buildingSMART France to lead the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) into its next phase. Since completing a master’s degree in computer sciences, Frédéric spent 16 years as a project manager at ‘BBS SLAMA’ a Software company providing (IFC compliant) energy calculation applications. He has been an active member of buildingSMART France for more than 15 years and was appointed as its…

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The buildingSMART International Virtual Summit 26 October – 6 November 2020

The buildingSMART International Virtual Summit delivered its 2nd edition in 2020. This extended program included an Opening Plenary, Awards Program, Room Sessions, Program and Partners Plenary, Chapter Conference, Strategic Advisory Council and much more. There were exhibitor booths, networking opportunities and an extensive agenda spanning all phases and domains of the built asset industry. The event had a variety of topics and speakers and some event highlights can be found…

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The buildingSMART USA Chapter Re-launches

London, U.K. – November 23, 2020 – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that the US Chapter has re-launched to drive broader adoption of open standards in the US market. With a focus on building and infrastructure projects, and in response to owner mandates and resolutions being passed to support Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and openBIM, buildingSMART International is supporting efforts to develop a new engagement model for the US market. As…

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The buildingSMART Awards Winners Have Been Announced

London, (October 30, 2020) buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners and special mentions for the Awards Program 2020. A total of 16 awards were announced at a live ceremony. Finalists presented their projects during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit on the 28th and 29th October 2020. From an original Jury of 111, a small finalist jury of between 3 and 5 members deliberated following the presentations and…

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buildingSMART International: Autodesk Joins Strategic Advisory Council

London, U.K. – October 26, 2020 – buildingSMART International announced today the addition of Autodesk to the organization’s Strategic Advisory Council (SAC). As an original founder of buildingSMART, Autodesk has a long standing relationship with buildingSMART and the addition of Autodesk to the SAC signals Autodesk’s commitment to open data standards at this pivotal time in the digitisation within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Autodesk is a market-leading, multi-national organization…

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buildingSMART International and Digital Twin Consortium Sign Memorandum of Understanding

London, U.K. – October 20, 2020 – buildingSMART International and the Digital Twin Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to align activities and joint working groups. This strategic initiative further strengthens the accelerated focus on the topic of digital twins. Since its formation in 2019, the buildingSMART Digital Twins Working Group (DTWG) has developed a key positioning paper titled, “Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins. The aim of the paper was…

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buildingSMART International Joins the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS)

London, U.K. – October 19, 2020 – buildingSMART International has joined the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) coalition to develop and implement international standards for benchmarking, measuring and reporting construction project cost Since publication of the first edition in July 2017, the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) have provided a single methodology for reporting, grouping and classifying construction project costs. The ICMS coalition is supported by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors…

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buildingSMART International Welcomes Slovenia as a New Chapter in Development

London, U.K. – October 19, 2020 – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a new Chapter recently approved by the board. buildingSMART Slovenia formally submitted their application for consideration to the buildingSMART board and enters the status of “Developing Chapter”. The Chapter will be led by The BIM Association Slovenia (siBIM) is a voluntary, independent, and non-profit organisation that connects engineers and engineering enthusiasts who focus on the development and use of…

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The buildingSMART International Awards Program 2020 Finalists Announced

London, (September 25, 2020) buildingSMART International is delighted to share the full list of finalists for the Awards Program 2020. Finalists will be invited to present their project to an independent jury for consideration as part of the rigorous award process. The finalist presentations will take place during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit between 28th – 29th October 2020. Attendees of the virtual summit will be able to watch the finalist presentations.…

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buildingSMART International Welcomes UAE as a New Chapter in Development

London, U.K. – September 29, 2020 – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a new Chapter that was approved by the board. buildingSMART UAE formally submitted their application for consideration for the buildingSMART board and enters the status of “Developing Chapter”. The Chapter will be led by Dubai Municipality and will be based in Dubai. Within the Municipality, the Dubai’s Building Permit Procedures Development Committee launched in January 2020 a project under…

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