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buildingSMART International Welcomes UAE as a New Chapter in Development

London, U.K. – September 29, 2020 – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce a new Chapter that was approved by the board. buildingSMART UAE formally submitted their application for consideration for the buildingSMART board and enters the status of “Developing Chapter”. The Chapter will be led by Dubai Municipality and will be based in Dubai. Within the Municipality, the Dubai’s Building Permit Procedures Development Committee launched in January 2020 a project under…

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buildingSMART Appoints Bart Brink to Lead the Digital Twins Working Group

London, U.K. – September 14, 2020 – buildingSMART International has appointed Bart Brink, Global Director, Digital Twin at Royal HaskoningDHV as the leader of the buildingSMART Digital Twins Working Group (DTWG). Bart will lead the important initiative and work on supporting the buildingSMART programs. “It is a great honour and pleasure for me to lead the DTWG at buildingSMART International” says Bart Brink. “Digital twins give us the opportunity to arm ourselves…

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The International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm is Now Cancelled

London, (June 30, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) has cancelled the International Standards Summit, Lillestrøm, Norway that was scheduled for 5-8 October 2020. buildingSMART will now host a virtual summit with dates yet to be confirmed. This event had previously been postponed but has now been cancelled following advice from the Norwegian government and the hotel. The buildingSMART Awards Program will now take place virtually, with…

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buildingSMART Positioning Paper: Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins

Digital Twins

London, U.K. – May 27, 2020 – buildingSMART International has made available a positioning paper on the subject of digital twins. This paper titled “Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins” was worked on by the Digital Twins Working Group. The aim of the paper was to find ways of unlocking more value through the use of digital technologies applied to the work done by buildingSMART. This working group has developed this co-authored…

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Esri Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of AEC Workflows

London, U.K. – May 11, 2020 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Esri as a Multinational member. Esri is the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence. The company, headquartered in Redlands, California brings extensive expertise in mapping and spatial data analytics. The company has 10 regional offices in the U.S. and a network of more than 80 international distributors, with about a million users in 200…

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buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Release BIM and GIS Integration Paper

London, (March 17, 2020) – buildingSMART International (bSI) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have released an industry-defining paper as part of their joint working group under the name of the Integrated Digital Built Environment (IDBE). This paper aims to coordinate the development of the relevant data standards that are produced at each organisation. This report looks at a variety of challenges and addresses the need to develop better integration at a…

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Important Announcement for the buildingSMART Community

  London, (March 24, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) has some major announcements to make regarding events, meetings and the Solutions and Standards program. We remain open for business and are taking every step to facilitate online and virtual working during the current extraordinary circumstances. buildingSMART International (bSI) and buildingSMART Norway (bSN) made an early judgement to delay the International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, Norway from…

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The buildingSMART International Standards Summit is Postponed Until 8-11, June 2020

London, (March 3, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) and buildingSMART Norway (bSN) have postponed the International Standards Summit that was due to take place between 23-26 March 2020 in Lillestrøm, Norway. The event has been rescheduled at the same location for the week 8-11, June 2020. buildingSMART International is extremely sorry for the change and would like to thank our community for their understanding and…

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The Infrastructure Room Progress Report

The Infrastructure Room Steering Committee, led by Tiina Perttula, look forward to sharing progress at the bSI Summit in Oslo, Norway, March 23 – March 26. Key areas progressed in recent months include: IFC Extension – through collaboration between the InfraRoom and Railway Room, Led by Christophe Castaing and Jim Plume, we intend to submit for voting, at the end of February, a unified candidate standard for a fully-harmonized IFC…

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Airport Room Progress Report

The Airport Room has built up significant momentum in its activities in the past months which align with the following high-level considerations: The Airport Room delivers value to Airport owners and operator and therefore for all customers and users of Airports. The Airport Room is a user oriented Room where future needs are assessed from a strong owner and user perspective. The Airport is an ecosystem where almost all buildingSMART…

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