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International Standards Summit – Paris 2018

(Click on the images for a larger view) Almost 400 people representing 38 countries and 225 companies gathered in Paris for a four day summit to deliver the vision of providing openBIM solutions and standards. This was buildingSMART International’s first Standards Summit of the year and, as always, was a forum for eight specialist domains to deliver dozens of building and infrastructure projects that are enabling an entire industry to…

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Siemens join buildingSMART International

Siemens Headquarters, Zug Siemens join openBIM organization buildingSmart International as a strategic member Richard Petrie presents Wolfgang Hass with Siemens’ membership certificate In March 2018, the Siemens Building Technologies Division joined buildingSMART International (bSI) as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council and several National Chapters. Siemens is the first building technology vendor to become part of this international not-for-profit organization created by bSI, the openBIM™ data format defines open,…

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New members and WEF endorse buildingSMART

China Communication Construction Company have become Strategic Members of buildingSMART International in a move that greatly strengthens the ability to develop digital solutions for the built environment. CCCC are a large infrastructure provider with an increasing international reach, not least through their engagement with the Belt and Road program, therefore their real world experience is welcomed by the Board of buildingSMART. The agreement was signed in Beijing alongside the management…

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IFC Maritime Project

buildingSMART is developing an openBIM standard for Harbours and Ports in response to a new demand to extend the family of digital requirement exchange models to maritime facilities. The reason for this demand is primarily driven by the New Silk Road (‘One Belt One Road’ ). This is a new double trade corridor, on land and by sea, to reopen trade channels between China and its neighbours in the West,…

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buildingSMART Russia

A new chapter of buildingSMART has been launched in Russia. The launch was the result of hard work, commitment and the will to succeed among key members of the Russian built asset industry, supported along the way by buildingSMART International. Launching the Russian chapter ‘The formation of buildingSMART Russia was long awaited,’ says Vyacheslav Alenkov, chairman of the new chapter and director, System Engineering and IT, JSC ASE EC. ‘It…

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Another successful year – 2017 Review

  London 2017 As we come to the end of 2017 we are delighted to be able to report on another extremely strong year of growth and improvement for buildingSMART. Thank-you to all of our members, sponsors and supporters at International and Chapter level and all of the hard-working professional contributors. This is a review of 2017 achievements. We wish you all seasonal greetings for the holiday period. Community and…

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Individual Qualification Scheme Launched

New framework to promote consistent training Training in BIM varies from country to country, and even within countries, so when a company recruits a qualified BIM manager, how does it judge the value of that qualification? With the globalisation of the industry comes the need for global standards of training. So the launch of bSI’s professional certification – developed to meet this need – is significant. ‘There is excellent BIM…

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International Standards Summit, London

(Click on the images for a larger view) International collaboration delivering digital built asset solutions buildingSMART’s latest international Standards Summit illustrated the dramatic growth in demand for digital solutions across all the sectors of the built environment.

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Regulatory bodies supported by open digital standards

buildingSMART International has published a Technical Report that reviews the currently available and proposed exchange formats for supporting interoperability between Regulatory, Requirements and Recommendatory (RRR) content.

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Automating Construction Processes

A subsidiary of the buildingSMART Nordic Chapter has been investigating the automation of construction processes. The team from Finland is making open building information models (BIMs) machine-readable. Read the full article here.

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