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Serbia Joins buildingSMART International as a Developing Chapter

London, (September 28, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that Serbia has been formally approved as a “Developing Chapter” by the Board at the International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, 18-21 September 2023. The Board’s approval follows a successful submission demonstrating the competency and strategic vision of the Chapter, backed by an existing national ecosystem with strong industry engagement. As a result, the Board resoundingly approved this submission to…

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The buildingSMART openBIM Awards Program 2023 – Winners Announced

London, (September 20, 2023) – buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners and special mentions from the openBIM Awards 2023. All the finalists in this year’s program presented their projects during the buildingSMART International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, Norway, on Wednesday 20th of September. An elite jury deliberated following each set of presentations to select a winner from each category. A total of ten winners and…

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New Members Announced

London, (September 18, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a variety of new members joining as a show of commitment to the development of open standards. Multinational bSI is pleased to announce a new multinational member. Schindler Schindler has recently joined as a multinational member. is a Swiss multinational company which manufactures escalators, moving walkways, and elevators worldwide, founded in Switzerland in 1874. Schindler produces, installs, maintains and modernizes lifts and escalators in many types of…

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New Maritime Domain Launched

  London, (September 14, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce the “Maritime Domain” has been launched, advancing work done under the “Ports and Waterways” project. The new Maritime Domain will combine stakeholders from around the world, including China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), Royal Haskoning DHV and Cardiff University, with more to follow, to advance efforts done during the IFC 4.3 Ports and Waterways shared schema elements project. With…

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IFC 4.3 Enters the FDIS Phase of the ISO Process

London, (September 12, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce ISO has agreed to submit IFC 4.3 to the final “FDIS” approval stage as part of the ongoing process to have it internationally accredited as an ISO standard. To reach FDIS (Final Draft International Standard), IFC 4.3 was formally entered into the DIS (Draft International Standard) voting phase for ISO on February 20 2023, which concluded in a round of improvements and amendments to the IFC…

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The buildingSMART openBIM® Awards 2023 – Finalists Announced

London, U.K. – August 7, 2023 buildingSMART International is delighted to share the complete list of finalists for the buildingSMART openBIM Awards 2023. Finalists will be invited to present their projects to an international jury for consideration as part of the final round of the program. The finalist presentations will take place during the buildingSMART International Standards Summit – Lillestrøm 2023, 18th – 21st September in Norway. The presentations will…

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Outcomes of the Board, SAC, International Council and Chapter Conference 2023

London, U.K. – July 4, 2023 – The buildingSMART International Council, Board and Strategic Advisory Council meetings took place between 19-21 June with a variety of announcements  and news to be shared. This historic event heralded some major updates and changes, including the replacement of the long-serving Chairman, Patrick MacLeamy, after many years of service. Overview The event took place in Brdo, Slovenia, at the picturesque Brdo Congress Center. The Slovenia Chapter…

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buildingSMART International Announces Retirement of Patrick MacLeamy and Appoints Ian Howell as New Chair

Patrick MacLeamy

London, 23rd June 2023 – buildingSMART International (bSI) has announced the retirement of Patrick MacLeamy as Chair of the International Board of Directors after an illustrious tenure of 19 years. The organization revealed this significant leadership transition during its’ annual International Council Meeting held in Brdo, Slovenia, on June 20th, 2023. MacLeamy’s retirement marks the end of an era, while bSI welcomes Ian Howell as the incoming Chair to help…

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Brazil Joins buildingSMART International as a Chapter-In-Formation

London, (June 26, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that Brazil has been formally approved as a “Chapter-in-formation” by the Board at the International Council and Chapter Conference hosted in Slovenia, 19-21 June 2023. The Board’s approval follows a highly successful submission, and the new Chapter will be established under the BIMForum in Brazil and has a vision to promote the social, environmental, and economic benefits of open standards…

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India Joins buildingSMART International as a Developing Chapter

London, (June 20, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that bSI-India under Confederation of Digital Construction Practitioners India (CDCPIndia) has been formally approved as a “Developing Chapter” by the Board at the International Council and Chapter Conference hosted in Slovenia, 19-21 June 2023. The Board’s approval follows a highly successful submission, and the new Chapter will be established under the Confederation of Digital Construction Practitioners India (CDCPIndia). The…

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