buildingSMART Awards

BuildingSMART created the Award program to recognize exemplary projects using buildingSMART solutions. Entries must deploy one or more buildingSMART tools or standards, and are judged on how effectively, or how innovatively, they have used these to overcome interoperability challenges.

Judges are called from each of the buildingSMART chapters.

‘It’s an opportunity for companies to showcase their application of buildingSMART open standard solutions to current challenges of interoperability faced during collaborative project delivery or asset operations’. Richard Petrie, Chief Executive

The award was given for the first time at the international summit in Toronto in October 2014.

Tønsberg
The Tønsberg Project

2018 Awards

We are currently looking for Jury members.

If you are a member of one of our Chapters and would like to get involved or be considered for the jury then please email awards@buildingsmart.org

Submission Period

Opens March 26, 2018 at the Paris Summit

Deadline Date

Deadline Date July 31, 2018 Online

31 July 2018

Awards Ceremony

October 16, 2018 at the Tokyo Summit

Tokyo Summit

FAQs

Eligibility Requirements

Does the project have to be completed to qualify for award consideration?

No. However the BIM Use Case being demonstrated for receipt of an award must have been completed.

Can the proposed project be in pre-planning phase?

Yes. If you have a completed BIM Use Case that can be demonstrated, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration.

Can we submit a project completed more than 2 years ago?

Yes. If you feel the project has merit and will be competitive with other submissions, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration.

Will projects that were submitted in previous years for the awards program be eligible?

Yes. If you feel the project has merit and will be competitive with other submissions, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration.

Will projects that have been submitted to Chapter awards programs (including winning projects) be eligible?

Yes. If you feel the project has merit and will be competitive with other submissions, you are welcome to submit your project for consideration.

Are the projects required to show successful IFC workflows?

No. While we greatly encourage the showcasing of successful IFC workflows, the awards program is for any user experience of buildingSMART open standards, tools and products.

Can a submission identify real world challenges with the use of IFC?

Absolutely! We encourage all well-documented experiences with all buildingSMART standards, tools and products.

Minimum Requirements

Project to fall under one of the following categories

  • Design: for projects submitting BIM Use Cases during programming phases through Construction documents
  • Construction: for projects submitting BIM Use Cases from Construction award through Handover
  • Operations & Maintenance: for projects submitting BIM Use Cases for Facilities Management
  • Student Research: for academic research projects demonstrating the testing, advancement or innovation to open standards and interoperability related to BIM Use Cases

Complete the Use Case Template for the project

This is intended to be a multi-page Excel file that allows you to provide evidence of your claimed usage of the various use cases in your award submission for which BIM can be applied.

We are not intending this to infer that we do not trust your claim, make extra work, or to be a punitive effort.

What we are asking is that you do this to highlight your abilities so that others may also learn how to implement those BIM use cases that you have clearly mastered.

To view the Use Case Template - click here.

Provide acceptable evidence that demonstrates each BIM Use Case on the project

You should provide evidence in the following areas;

Written Documents

Images/Photos

Interviews/Testimonials

Presentations

Videos

Any form of information that can demonstrate a BIM Use Case.

  • Written statements describing how the BIM Use Case was utilized (eg. the workflows, outcomes, benefits, challenges)
  • Interviews/testimonials with project participants on why and how IFC was used
  • Presentations slides with screen shots and detailed descriptions
  • Flow charts showing BIM Use Case  workflows
  • Short ( 2-minute) videos demonstrating how Open Standards (eg. IFC) was used on the project

What types of evidence are NOT acceptable?

  • Project model files
  • Company Marketing material
  • Drone flyover video of the project