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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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New Members Join buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is delighted to be welcoming new members. These organizations bring a variety of expertise and knowledge to the growing global community. With a growing number of standards being developed, and a need for stronger industry engagement, the new members helps to ensure solutions and standards can be delivered. Below is a list of recent companies that have joined. Strategic Member Oracle is the world’s leading provider of on…

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The International Standards Summit, Beijing, China 28-31 October 2019

The world needs open standards. This was the bold statement from Richard Petrie – Chief Executive, buildingSMART International – during the latest buildingSMART International Standards Summit that was held in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Centre between 28-31 October 2019. The theme of this conference was “Moving Towards a Digital Future” which brought a new record-breaking crowd. The Summit itself was hosted by the China Chapter, CCTC with…

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IFC Rail Candidate Standard is Available for Review and Comment

IFC Rail Project Abstract Conceptual Model Report Context & Approach Data Requirement Report Requirement Analysis Report IFC Rail has reached Candidate Standard and is ready for international review. buildingSMART is calling on the industry for comments and feedback on the candidate standard. As part of the buildingSMART International consensus, input is required in order to progress the standard to the next stage of the bSI process. All standards go through this process…

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Oracle Joins as a Strategic Member of buildingSMART International

Working together to advance openBIM and enable digital transformation for the built asset industry Herts, UNITED KINGDOM – 29 October, 2019 – Oracle Construction and Engineering has joined buildingSMART International as a Strategic Member and will become part of the Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) helping to move the industry towards a more neutral and open approach to building information modelling (BIM). buildingSMART is focused on developing standards and solutions for…

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Bentley Systems Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of IFC for Digital Twins

London, U.K. – October 23, 2019 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Bentley Systems to the community. Bentley Systems, Incorporated is the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley Systems joins as a multinational member bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the standards and solutions program. At the same time, Bentley announced the availability…

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