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buildingSMART International announces the sad passing of Richard Petrie

Richard Petrie

Dear buildingSMART Community, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing Richard Petrie on April 17th, 2022, following a short illness. Richard was the Chief Executive of buildingSMART International and leaves behind his wife Jane and three adult children, Michael, Maddie, and Lottie. On behalf of the Board of Directors, management office and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Richard’s family. With immediate effect, Ian…

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Important update from buildingSMART International

Dear buildingSMART Community, It is with regret that we inform you that due to ill health, Richard Petrie is standing down from his role as Chief Executive of buildingSMART International (bSI) with immediate effect. Since 2013, Richard developed the strategy and business plan for bSI and has grown the core team, membership, programs, and the community. The professionalization of buildingSMART has been down to Richard’s vision, leadership, and exceptional management.…

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buildingSMART International Awards 2022 is now open

    London, U.K. – March 28, 2022 – London, – buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to announce that the annual Awards Program is open. Registration opens on 28th March 2022. Since its launch, the buildingSMART Awards Program has continued to grow with record numbers in 2021. With 133 submissions and 16 category winners, there is continued optimism that the program will once again be well-received. There were also 154 jurors from across the…

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Welcome to GF Piping Systems as a Standard member

London, U.K. – March 24, 2022 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome GF Piping Systems as a Standard member. GF Piping Systems, a division of Georg Fischer AG, is proud of its long history of success with roots going back more than 200 years when Johann Conrad Fischer laid the foundation. What began in 1802 with a small copper smelting plant and development works for new alloys, has since developed into…

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Announcement from buildingSMART International and the Board

London, U.K. – March 11, 2022 – buildingSMART International is shocked and saddened by the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. buildingSMART condemns the invasion by Russia and our thoughts are very much with the people of Ukraine at this awful time. As an international body that seeks cooperation and collaboration at its core, we hope for a peaceful end to this unnecessary war. buildingSMART is complying with all sanctions that are being issued…

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buildingSMART International welcomes the change of status for the Spanish and Italian Chapters

London, U.K. – March 9, 2022 – buildingSMART International welcomes the change of status for the Spanish and Italian Chapters, who are now officially confirmed as Full Chapters. Both Chapters had previously been “Developing Chapters” and had formally submitted their application to become “Full Chapters” to the buildingSMART Board. Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, buildingSMART International said, “the strength of our community depends in part on the strength of our Chapter network.…

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buildingSMART International welcomes Mass Transit Railway (MTR) as a Standard member.

    London, U.K. – February 23, 2022 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Mass Transit Railway (MTR) as a Standard member. MTR is a major public transport network serving Hong Kong. Operated by the MTR Corporation Limited, it consists of heavy rail, light rail, and feeder bus service centred on a 10-line rapid transit network serving the urbanised areas of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. MTR enable…

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From standard to multinational membership for ACCA Software

ACCA Software

    London, U.K. – February 7, 2022 – buildingSMART International is announcing the upgrade from standard to multinational membership for ACCA Software. This announcement coincides with their accelerated developments for the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD), IDS (Information Delivery Specification) and other supportining services to the Technical Roadmap from buildingSMART. This announcement means ACCA will also be members of 4 other chapters further supporting their continued growth. ACCA has been a feature…

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The buildingSMART International Virtual Summit Spring 2022

London, U.K. – January 25, 2022 – buildingSMART International has taken the decision to postpone the International Standards Summit that was scheduled for March 2022 in Rome, Italy. This event has now been postponed to 2023 in the same location. buildingSMART International will now host a virtual summit taking place between 28 March – 1st April 2022. Tickets for the virtual summit are now available. Full details can be found below. Date:…

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Digitizing construction for better product exchange, identification, and transparency

London, U.K. – 7th December 2021 – buildingSMART International announces a joint white paper titled “Digitizing construction for better product exchange, identification, and transparency” that directly addresses the opportunities through use cases through the mutual industry bodies of GS1 and bSI. The opportunity to align standards and technologies will provide huge benefits throughout the whole lifecycle of the construction industry. For example, when applied to Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Global Trade Item…

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