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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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International Standards Summit, Paris

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buildingSMART International are pleased to announce that their first Summit of 2018 will be held in Paris on the 26 – 29 March The content will include the development of open digital standards for improving the design, build and management of assets in the built environment. As well as the technical creation activities, there will be a strong focus on those who use and receive the benefit of openBIM™ for…

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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

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

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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 report that will assist organisations concerned with building planning and regulation. This Technical Report reviews the currently available and proposed exchange formats, for supporting open digital working in building regulation code checking addressing Regulatory, Requirements and Recommendations (RRR) work flows.

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buildingSMART openBIM Professional Certification Program

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buildingSMART, the international organisation leading the development of openBIM standards, has initiated a new Program to support openBIM training. The Professional Certification program is an international endeavour that has been developed by chapters in Europe, Asia and the Americas and is expected to be adopted across the globe. In recent years we have witnessed an accelerated adoption of BIM around the world. However, there is still a lot of confusion…

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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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