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infraBIM Open Tampere 2019

InfraBIM Open 2018 was the first conference in the world concentrating to open infrastructure BIM. The first year brought together more than 400 participants from 17 different countries. The world had been waiting for this seminar! That is why the second Infra BIM Open will be held on 15-16 January 2019 in Tampere. InfraBIM Open 2019 will contain over 60 presentations from 15 different countries. For further details visit this…

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buildingSMART and GS1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance global standards in the construction sector

(Tokyo,18th October 2018) – buildingSMART International (bSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GS1 to enable the construction industry to benefit from the combined expertise of both organisations through the use of standards and services they deliver. The use of global buildingSmart and GS1 standards, in particular for product instance identification and exchange of product data, is critical in addressing today’s challenges of digitalisation in the construction sector.…

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buildingSMART International Forum Announcement

buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to announce the launch of the buildingSMART® Forum, the latest step in its online presence transformation. This new public platform will connect the global built asset community by providing more interactive information and discussions about buildingSMART openBIM® standards and activities. Would you like to know more about IFC 2×3 certifications? Or you’d like to discuss the progress of IFC4? Maybe you’ve got an idea to…

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buildingSMART International appoints Dennis Shelden as co-lead of the Technical Room

Dennis Shelden (left) has been appointed co-lead of the Technical room to assist with the development of innovative programs to align with the fast-moving digitization of the industry. Dennis is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, and Director of the Digital Building Laboratory at Georgia Tech. An expert in applications of digital technology in the process of building design, construction and operations, he has worked in professional practice,…

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Your Industry Needs You

buildingSMART International (bSI) is calling for member participation for three very exciting activity teams. bSI is the worldwide authority driving the transformation of the built asset economy through the creation and adoption of open, international standards. bSI is reaching out to its community to continue building on the success of its standards program. The three teams are as follows; IFC Road Project Airport Program IFC Precast Project Register your interest…

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Record Submissions Received for the buildingSMART Awards 2018

Registration has now officially closed for the buildingSMART Awards 2018. The buildingSMART Awards is part of the International Standards Summit, held in Tokyo between 16-19 October 2018. This year sees a record number of submissions, comprising a total of 85 from 20 different countries. These projects will be shortlisted by an independent set of jurors covering different domains at the prestigious awards ceremony in October. The criteria required for organizations…

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buildingSMART International Membership Grows

buildingSMART International is pleased to welcome several new members to the organisation. The new members have demonstrated a commitment to developing and leveraging open digital standards to improve the built asset economy. They also represent diversity, spanning the infrastructure community to advance project delivery and asset performance. These globally-spread organisations are committed to improving open and interoperable standards by leveraging BIM deliverables, digital workflows and open and collaborative ways of…

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buildingSMART International appoints Marketing Director

Aiden Mercer

Aidan Mercer has joined the buildingSMART International team to lead the marketing and communications function to enhance open digital ways of working for the built asset economy. This strategic appointment will strengthen bSI’s industry alignment, providing expertise in BIM, Smart Cities, digitization and infrastructure. Aidan joins from Bentley Systems where he was global Marketing Director for AEC, holding a variety of roles since 2010. Chief Executive Richard Petrie said, “I…

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Board, Strategic Advisory Council and International Council Meetings

buildingSMART International held its Annual Board, Strategic Advisory Council and International Council Meetings from May 22 – 24, 2018 at the prestigious American Institute of Architects in Washington DC. This annual governance and leadership meeting was attended by representatives from 16 countries and 37 organizations worldwide enabling detailed discussion of the development and growth of open digital workflows for the built asset economy. Board Meeting The buildingSMART International Board of…

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Laying New Track

Digitising the world’s railways buildingSMART has expanded its infrastructure community once again by creating the Railway Room, an endeavor that has been more than two years in the making. A unique domain in its own right, rail is a complex “system of systems.” As framed during the 2018 Standards Summit in Paris when the Room was officially established, “openBIM is the engine for digitisation in the railway network.” To have…

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