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How adopting the open standards approach to BIM will mean you are always a winner

The good news on BIM: we’re all converts now. The bad news: the road we’re travelling is a bit longer and even trickier than we realised. We’re not sure we’ve got the whole map, and there appear to be gaps. Worst of all, we’re treating it a bit like a race, when actually it’s a team event.

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bSI Rotterdam Summit overview

April 11th to 14th were a very busy and productive few days for the buildingSMART community and this Spring Summit produced some excellent outcomes. The work was done by 175 representatives from all 17 of our worldwide Chapters. It seemed appropriate that the Netherlands motto is stronger through effort.

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AGI Foresight Report 2020 recognises buildingSMART’s contributions

The recently published Association for Geographic Information’s Foresight Report 2020 gives insight into the issues they believe will have a significant impact on the economy, environment and society over the next few years. A common theme running through the report is the increased collaboration between the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and buildingSMART to improve the compatibility between building and infrastructure projects.

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buildingSMART International’s Singapore Summit

In October, over one hundred experts assembled in Singapore to work on the creation of world’s future open building and infrastructure data standards. Since the last working summit in London, 5 standards have been endorsed as buildingSMART Final Standards, and the number of initiatives in progress is healthier than ever with 27 Activities currently developing a broad range of new output. The key milestones achieved during the summit include: 24 nations…

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buildingSMART OGC FutureCities Collaboration

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invite sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience. Human, natural, and physical systems interact in space and time, and…

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London Watford Standards Summit Successes

Over 160 people from 19 different nations gathered in London Watford for the buildingSMART International Standards Conference. Key milestones achieved during the summit include: the inaugural meeting of the Standards Committee (SC) took place the Standards Process, launched in Toronto, was used throughout the summit the Standards Committee Executive (SCE) agreed to put forward, S1004 IFC alignment 1.0 and S1001 Coordination MVDs for IFC4 (Design Transfer View) and S1002 (Reference View), for endorsement…

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Digital Built Britain Launch

Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable at a site visit in London announced the launch of Digital Built Britain, the UK Level 3 Building Information Modeling program. The works will build a digital economy for the  construction industry in support of dramatically improving delivery, operations and services provided to citizens. The program will build on the standards and savings delivered by the BIM level 2 initiative which has been central to…

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Richard Kelly Joins buildingSMART as Operations Director

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BuildingSMART International is delighted to announce that it has appointed Richard Kelly to the new full time role of Operations Director.

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Toronto Standards Summit a Success

The Toronto Standards Conference was well supported with circa 90 attendees. Key milestones achieved during the summit include: the new standards process and website were formally launched, comments and suggestions for refinement of the new standards process are invited by 31/12/2014 a new Room was established for the Regulatory domain, the XML specification for version 2.0 of the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) was approved as a bSI Final Standard. BCF is…

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buildingSMART Organizational Changes Announced

BuildingSMART is responding to developments in the digital economy, increased market demand and heightened user expectations by introducing a leaner structure, more rigorous project management arrangements, and a revised – and more inclusive – membership model. The changes underway during 2014 and beyond aim to make bSI a partner of choice for entrepreneurial firms in research and user projects. As a neutral, not-for-profit organisation, which thrives on collaboration, buildingSMART is the…

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