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Building-as-a-service – what does it mean and how

What is building-as-a-service? Building-as-a-service (BaaS) is a concept that is gaining a lot of traction ...

A critical factor for success: BIM in electrical engineering

Andreas Matthé, CEO Electrical Products, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG, explains why electrical engineering has to ...

Methods to specify information requirements in digital construction projects

With the ever-growing digitalisation of the built environment, specifying information requirements (IR) is crucial to ...

New knowledge base site launched to support global openBIM® uptake

User guides, process maps, tutorials, videos, and more are all available on the buildingSMART's new ...

The status of IFC 4.3 and the benefit of further extensions as IFC 4.4

By Richard Kelly After a robust development process, bSI has published IFC 4.3 as a ...

IFC 4.3 – A Major Milestone Introduction and Overview of the Current Status

By Richard Petrie, written in March 2022. Earlier this year buildingSMART International sent the full ...

Construction industry looks to BIM to improve decision-making, collaboration: Survey

Many architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms see building information modeling (BIM) as important to ...

End of Year Message and Review from buildingSMART International

Overview 2021 has been another colossal year for buildingSMART. I'd like to start with a ...

Artificial Intelligence in BIM and renovation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Computer Aided Design has come a long way since it was ...

IFC4precast is a bSI Final Standard

IFC4precast has been officially recognized as a "Final Standard" by buildingSMART International, marking the release ...

Combining 2D engineering and 3D modeling in one product

Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL, USA © Monica Grigorescu Prototyp and its 85 engineers work ...

Statements from the newly elected InfraRoom Steering Committee

In the April newsletter we introduced you to the newly elected InfraRoom Steering Committee. The ...

The buildingSMART Awards Program 2021

buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. ...

The value of open data standards

As the demand for digitization within the built asset industry is accelerating exponentially towards fully ...

End of Year Message

As we conclude 2020 it is impossible not to reflect what an extraordinary year it ...

Take BIM Processes to the next level with Digital Twins

Organisations in all industries are under pressure to deliver more robust and innovative operating models. ...

The importance of Industry Foundation Classes in Building Information Modelling

Learn how adopting the IFC standard and Building Information Modelling (BIM) will produce significant time ...

End of Year Message 2019

2019 has been a personal milestone year for me; with recruitment of our Technical Director, ...

The curious case of the MVD

The buildingSMART lingo consists of many abbreviations. Some more commonly used than others (does anyone ...

BIM-Competency Assessment

In this latest blog, Mark Baldwin, Professional Certification leader and Board member of buildingSMART Switzerland ...

Activity-Based Working Across Members

buildingSMART International's (bSI) latest multinational member shared how they work with Arup, a strategic member ...

Are we Digital Twinning yet?

I don't know that the term "digital twin" does itself justice. It sounds a bit ...

Technology will only get us so far

With aviation passenger demand set to double over the next 20 years and many airports ...

Open BIM blog post – breaking down the Silos in AEC

At the Nemetschek Group, "open" is in our DNA. Our portfolio of 16 brands has ...

openBIM for the entire building lifecycle

In the building industry, everyone is talking about Building Information Modeling (BIM). Although digitalization in ...

What does IFC stand for?

I have just returned from an amazing buildingSMART Summit in Tokyo Japan attended by 469 ...

End of year message for 2018

2018 has been another 'high growth' year for buildingSMART reflecting our 'start-up' status. The two ...

Our commitment to open digital workflows and data continuity

Autodesk is a co-founder of buildingSMART, formerly called International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI). We started ...

Growing evidence of the benefits of an integrated BIM+geospatial full lifecycle approach to construction

Building information modeling (BIM) has been applied to design-build construction projects for many years. A growing ...
Patrick Macleamy

What does IFC Stand For?

I have just returned from an amazing buildingSMART Summit in Tokyo Japan attended by 469 ...

Major project delivery and digital transformation

GII is a high-profile initiative organised by McKinsey Consulting to convene leaders from around the ...