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14th May 2024The “openBIM-based Workflows and Exchanges for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution” Activity Proposal has been reviewed and endorsed by the Standards Committee.ConsultationReport: Link
Outcome report: Link

The “openBIM for Transmission and Distribution” Activity Proposal has been reviewed and endorsed by the Standards Committee.
The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the Outcome report link.
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12th April 2024The “definition of openBIM-based Workflows and Exchanges for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution” Activity Proposal is now out for review by the Standards Committee.Consultation

Vote closing date: 10 May 2024
Report: Link

The “openBIM-based Workflows and Exchanges for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution” Activity Proposal addresses examining the requirements of high-voltage electrical power transmission and distribution data modeling and exchange to be shared using the openBIM processes and principles. It should be noted that the intent is NOT to replace any existing electrical engineering or energy industry standards but supplement them with an openBIM-based approach to the delivery, operations, and portfolio management of the power transmission and distribution network physical assets. Each step of the value chain electrical energy should be analysed and reviewed with regard to the required taxonomy of entities, types and related properties.

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19th March 2024The “Use case 2.06 – Collision check & mechanical integration of medium voltage distribution systems in a building” Activity Proposal has been reviewed and has been endorsed by the Standards Committee.Consultation

Report: Link
Outcome report: Link

The openBIM for Electrical Engineering Activity Proposal has been reviewed and endorsed by the Standards Committee.

The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the Outcome report link.

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6th March 2024The Information Delivery Specification (IDS) Final Standard is now out for review by the Standards Committee.Consultation

Vote closing date: 30 May 2024
Report: Link

The Information Delivery Specification (IDS) Final Standard has been issued to the Standards Committee for their review and feedback. The vote closes 30th May 2024.

The Information Delivery Specification (IDS) is a standard for defining information requirements in a way that is easily read by humans and interpreted by computers.
With this standard, you can specify what data must be included in the BIM dataset and validated if it is delivered. It is designed as a free, lightweight, standardised approach to delivery specification and subsequent checking.
Traditionally the information requirements are shared in ways that are not computer interpretable, such as spreadsheets or PDFs – and it is very difficult for the right people to access the data that is pertinent to them for a particular situation.
With IDS, users can demand and verify the use of properties (including quantities and attributes), materials, classifications, entity types, and object dependency (partOf). As of now, IDS does not have the capability to define the details of geometry.

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16th February 2024The “Use case 2.06 – Collision check & mechanical integration of medium voltage distribution systems in a building” Activity Proposal is now out for review by the Standards Committee.Initiation

Vote closing date: 14 Mar 2024
Report: Link

The “Use case 2.06 – Collision check & mechanical integration of medium voltage distribution systems in a building” Activity Proposal is now out for review by the Standards Committee. The vote closes on 14th March 2024.

The bSI Electrical Domain is dedicated to refining the IFC standard to enable it to better benefit the electrical trade, as its initial focus primarily served the architectural and structural sectors.
To identify necessary information, we base our evaluations on a use-case approach that covers the entire process lifecycle. Consequently, the Electrical Domain is designing these use cases to ensure the collection of only those data that bear practical significance.

Our main goal is to utilize as much as possible of the full potential that IFC already offers. Only in rare cases do we consider proposing an update of the missing IFC entities and properties for the electrical trade.

A secondary objective is to construct respective Information Delivery Specifications (IDSs) that embody these defined use cases. They will serve as standardized templates for generating and evaluating IFC files, thereby enhancing the practical utility of these use cases.
Our overarching aim is to increase efficiency and facilitate a smooth, seamless collaborative process among the various roles engaged in the electrical trade.

This activity proposal outlines the use case 2.06 – Collision check and mechanical integration of medium voltage distribution systems in a building model, performed by the electrical planner in phase 5.

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22nd December 2023Documents API Receives Final Standard Approval

London, (December 21, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that the much-anticipated Documents API has reached Final Standard status. This approval marks a significant milestone in the journey towards more integrated and efficient digital workflows in the building and infrastructure industries.

The Documents API standard is designed to facilitate seamless sharing and management of documents across various software platforms used in the AEC industry. This standard will improve how professionals in the field interact with digital documents, enhancing collaboration and reducing the time spent on managing data across different systems.

The involvement of software vendors in the development and implementation of buildingSMART’s Documents API has helped to deliver this standard to the final approval status. These vendors played a crucial role in not only shaping the API to ensure it met the diverse needs of the industry but also in rigorously testing and providing feedback to refine its functionality. Their active participation was instrumental in bridging the gap between theoretical standards and practical, usable technology.

With the final standard now approved, this standard looks set to receive widespread adoption and use.

Léon van Berlo, Technical Director, buildingSMART International, commented “Documents API becoming a final standard is exciting as it not only adds an important standard to our growing library, but it will add value to end-users. We were delighted with software vendor engagement in not only developing this standard but also in helping to improve it, so it is ready for use in the market”.

Effective Information Management Workflows

“The Documents API functionality of Bimsync helps Schiphol Group in creating and maintaining innovative assets serving airlines and passengers. This is made happen by enabling a more efficient and effective Asset Information Management workflow. Also, this functionality enables Schiphol to integrate more seamless with partners and stakeholders to achieve our common goal of creating the world’s most sustainable high-quality airports.” said Milan Seegers, BIM adviseur Asset Management at Schiphol Airport.

Daan Arts, BIM manager Hercuton, responds “We are really excited about the Documents API because it fits perfectly within our vision of being a data driven company with open-source connections. We believe in linking the best solutions together instead of buying one package. This API helps us realize our mission better, quicker and more effectively. The tool is easy to use and our teams can’t wait to save time and avoid mistakes by having direct access to our CDE, Bimsync, while working in our model checker, Solibri. No more downloading, copying files and uploading files is exactly what we need to create happy users!”

About buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open standards that support digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively engage industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support to develop consensus based open standards. Its members, who range from across the entire built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization and management. buildingSMART also partners with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standard achieved ISO approval in 2012.

Media contacts’;

Aidan Mercer, Marketing Director
buildingSMART International
+44 7181-304-3435
aidan.mercer@buildingsmart.org
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8th November 2023The openBIM for Electrical Engineering Activity Proposal has been reviewed and has been endorsed by the Standards Committee.Initiation

The openBIM for Electrical Engineering Activity Proposal link has been reviewed and endorsed by the Standards Committee.
The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.

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7th November 2023Domain Leaders’ Conference 16 January 2024

All members of the Domain Steering Committees are invited to attend the next Domain Leaders’ Conference in Oslo. This will take place on the 16 – 17 January.
The agenda will comprise of Roadmap coordination, project alignment and openBIM education.
Please save the date.
The details of the times and locations can be found at this link
Further details and registration will follow via email.

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13th July 2023The SpatialZone Final Technical report is with the Standards Committee for review prior to its publicaton.Approval

Please click the link to view the final technical report.

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29th June 2023DocumentsAPI out for review by Standards Committee as Candidate StandardDevelopment

BuildingSMART, the AEC industry’s digital transformation leader, has taken a significant step towards enhancing collaboration and interoperability. Their groundbreaking ‘DocumentsAPI’ has been submitted as a candidate standard to the standards committee. This milestone brings us closer to a future where seamless information exchange and streamlined workflows become the norm.

The DocumentsAPI addresses the challenges faced in sharing project documentation effectively. By providing a standardized framework, it has the potential to revolutionize workflows, reduce errors, and improve project delivery times. If approved, this API will empower professionals to connect diverse software tools, fostering transparency and efficiency throughout the project lifecycle.

BuildingSMART has requested the Standards Committee to review, ensuring the DocumentsAPI aligns with industry needs. This submission underscores the commitment to driving the industry’s digital transformation on multiple levels.

Voting closes on 22nd September 2023.

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29th June 2023Information Delivery Specification (IDS) Gains Approval as Candidate StandardDevelopment

buildingSMART’s Information Delivery Specification (IDS) has been approved as a candidate standard, marking a crucial stride for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) sector.

buildingSMART, a nonprofit focused on transforming the AECO sector through open digital information flows, proposed the IDS as a solution to standardize the exchange of building information management (BIM) data in construction projects.

The IDS aims to enhance interoperability between digital tools and platforms, fostering efficiency and accuracy throughout built assets’ lifecycle. Its approval signifies its readiness for more extensive real-world testing and evaluation.

The IDS candidate standard provides protocols for sharing and using BIM data, facilitating collaboration among industry stakeholders. It ensures that different digital tools and platforms can communicate using a common language, allowing seamless data flow across various applications.

This milestone comes at a pivotal moment as the AECO industry navigates the complexities of digital transformation. The IDS, as a candidate standard, could streamline digital workflows in construction, leading to time and cost savings.

As the IDS moves into the next stage of its journey, the feedback from stakeholders will be crucial in refining the standard. If all goes as planned, the IDS could be confirmed as an international standard within the next year, significantly transforming data sharing within the AECO industry.

The approval of the IDS as a candidate standard not only propels the AECO industry closer to digital maturity but also reaffirms buildingSMART’s leading role in this critical transformation.

The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.

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24th May 2023Tristan McDonnell podcast conversation

Tristan McDonnell served for many years on the buildingSMART International Infrastructure Room. We discuss this as well as his responsibilities being a Director at ARUP. We recall the experiences developing openBIM standards for infrastructure and the positive impact that IFC 4.3 is going to have on the industry. We also cover the importance of aligning to the bSI Strategic plan and the role this community has with industry thought leadership. And Tristan shares his experiences of selecting, then applying, robust sustainability solutions to an aging home.

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24th May 2023Alex Plenty podcast conversation

Alex Plenty has recently been elected to the buildingSMART International Building Domain Steering Committee. He discusses how openBIM standards are needed to improve buildings and infrastructure from the perspective of a new generation of digitally enabled industry leaders. We cover the responsibilities of tackling carbon reduction through better ways of working enabled by digital data sharing and the challenges of making decisions about how to maintain our elderly homes. He’s looking forward to promoting new projects at buildingSMART and bringing more people together to collaborate on delivery.

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3rd May 2023Nordic Infrastructure Clients report

A report highlighting that there is a need for the Nordic public owners in infrastructure to agree on common guidelines and levels for information in digital models. This report will be of high interest to clients in other regions.

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19th April 2023Marc Goldman podcast conversation

Marc Goldman of Esri, discusses his election to the buildingSMART International Infrastructure Room, how BIM and GIS standards are going to reshape the future of the building and infrastructure industry, the emergence of digital twins and their real world benefits plus some insights into his personal life.

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26th March 2023Airport Surveys

The Airport Entities Project team is looking for Airport BIM experts to take part in some industry surveys to help identify and map airport specific objects.

This is in connection with: Security Systems & Passenger Control, NAVAID & Meteorological Equipment, Terminal and Civil – Airfields.

If you have any information that could help us, please complete our 4 surveys.

The surveys are available in:

and coming soon in Français, Ελληνικά and Italiano.

The deadline to complete the surveys is 30th August 2023.

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16th March 2023Guide to the Use of Industry Foundation Classes in Exchange of Reinforcement ModelsApproval

The American Concrete Institute have produced a user guide on how to use IFC in the exchange of reinforcement models. ACI have been working with the Building Room steering committee and the UCM team to make this available for the wider bSI community. Thanks to ACI and to all involved in this initiative.

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15th March 2023buildingSMART International Awards 2023 is Now Open

London, U.K. – March 15, 2023  London, – buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to announce that the annual openBIM® Awards Program is open. Registration opens on March 15, 2023.

Since its launch, the buildingSMART Awards Program has continued to grow, with many submissions received worldwide. It was also the first time in three years that the Awards program was held at an International Standards Summit in Montreal. A report of the winners for 2022 can be found here.

There are some new additions to the program, including more definition around Sustainability Excellence, which includes the demonstration of circular economy, low carbon strategies, energy management, renewables, sustainable materials, and other green practices. There is also a new ROI and Business Value survey that aims to showcase some of the direct benefits and impact of standards and services in the projects.

Aidan Mercer, Marking Director, buildingSMART International, said, “the Awards Program has become such a feature of our activities at bSI, and we always look forward to learning more about some of the projects submitted. It is a place where we see best practice, technical excellence, and applied use of standards and services against our benchmarking. The program always evolves, and 2023 will also no doubt be an exciting year for awards which will culminate in the finalists presenting at the International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, 18-21 September 2023″.

For more information about the program, please visit the dedicated web page.

About buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset economy. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012. Further information is available on the Internet at www.buildingsmart.org.

About buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012.

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10th March 2023The Information Delivery Specification (IDS) Candidate Standard is now out for review by the Standards Committee.Development

The Information Delivery Specification (IDS) Candidate Standard has been issued to the Standards Committee for their review and feedback. The vote closes Friday 2nd June 2023. The IDS is a standard for defining information requirements in a way that is easily read by humans and interpreted by computers. This standard helps people in the built asset industry to better define their exchange requirements and adds clarity amongst various stakeholders. It ensures asset owners can specify accurately what they want and allows project participants with a better insight into what they need to deliver. It adds certainty and clarity when used in combination with other standards and services. With IDS, users can demand and verify the use of properties (including quantities and attributes), materials, classifications, entity types, and object dependency (partOf). As of now, IDS does not have the capability to define the details of geometry.

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8th March 2023Railway Room CharterDevelopment

Please follow the link to view the document.

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3rd March 2023OpenBIM for Occupant Movement Analysis Industry ReportApproval

The OMA project team – part of the wider project on Fire Safety Engineering – has published an Industry Report on use cases relating to openBIM and OMA. Please click the link to read the report.

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14th February 2023The Ports and Waterways phase 1 deliverables are now available in the UCM service.Approval

Please click the link to view the Ports and Waterways information in the Use Case Management (UCM) system.

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24th November 2022The Ports and Waterways project have provided the final deliverables from the phase 1 project.Approval

Following several years work and review of the final documentation by Infrastucture Room SC and in accordance with the bSI Process, the project team have provided the final deliverables of the project. The relevant objects and properties have already been incorporated into IFC4.3; the full standards including a slide deck that explains the work in detail are available in box if you click the link.

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10th November 2022Product Room Steering Committee review their direction and objectives in a series of Roadmap workshops.

The PRSC has met in-person in Brussels for a 2 day workshop. The content included presentations from Product Manufacturer guests including Schindler, Site-Log and Stora Enso. The output will help shape the Product Room Roadmap and the priorities for the next 5 years. Further input was provided at the Montreal bSI Summit in October 2022 when the draft Roadmap themes were discussed further in workshop format. PRSC intend to review further in January 2023 with a view to providing an update at the Rome bSI Summit in March 2023. Watch this space.

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9th November 2022BIM-BEM Workflows – final technical report approved by SC and published.Approval

Building Room are pleased to annouce the publication of a technical report providing an overview of requirements for developing IDMs and corresponding data exchange specifications between building information modelling and building energy modelling, simulation, and analysis throughout a project lifecycle. Click the link to view the report.

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8th November 2022The Applying IFC 4.3 for Rail Detailed Project Plan has been reviewed and unanimously been endorsed by the Standards Committee.Approval

The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.

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24th October 2022Guidance for Regulators on using openBIMInitiation

Guidance for Regulators on using openBIM Activity Proposal is unanimously endorsed. The SC feedback and results for the Regulatory Information Requirements Activity Proposal can be viewed using the following link.

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20th September 2022An activity report to develop a potential soltion to IFC for Products has been endorsed by the Product Room SC. Please click the link to read more.

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20th September 2022The BIM-BEM Workflows report has been issued to the standards committee prior to publication as a technical report. Please click the link to review the document.

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14th September 2022Applying IFC 4.3 for RailInitiation

Voting is underway by the bSI Standards Committee on this Detailed Project Plan by the Railway Room. Please read the proposal at the link below. Please contact your Standards Committee representative to ensure your opinions are represented.

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14th September 2022Guidance for Regulators on using openBIMInitiation

Voting is underway by the bSI Standards Committee on this activity proposal by the Regulatory Room. Please read the proposal at the link below. Please contact your Standards Committee representative to ensure your opinions are represented.

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11th May 2022Fire Safety Engineering – Call for SponsorshipDevelopment

The Building Room invites you to review the call for for sponsorship and participation for the Fire Safety Engineering project. This project is linked to that for Occupant Movement Analysis which has been running for some time. The aim is to identify new project members who can fund the development activities by sponsoring as stakeholders. Please click the link to read more

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10th May 2022Steel Construction – IDM/MVD Call for ParticipationDevelopment

The Building Room invites you to review the latest call for participation for the Steel Construction MVD activity. The aim is to identify additional members who would like to work on this project including those who can fund the development activities by sponsoring as stakeholders. Please click the link to read more.

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6th May 2022Industry Survey: The Role of openBIM in the Regulatory Process

The Regulatory Room has published a report of a outcomes of the survey which set out to discover and analyse the general perception of openBIM adoption in the compliance processes of both regulators and the regulated industry. The final goal of the assessment was to find the best messages and communications channels to improve the engagement needed to foster openBIM adoption in regulatory processes. Please follow the link to read the report.

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17th March 2022The Occupant Movement Analysis project team have achieved an important milestone on their project. They have documented the process maps of the first phase onto the use case management tool.Development

These are the deliverables of the first phase, which will be used as a basis for the second phase. To view the documents in the UCM system please use the following links: 1. Circulation Analysis – International https://ucm.buildingsmart.org/use-case-details/2551/en  Evacuation Analysis – International https://ucm.buildingsmart.org/use-case-details/2424/en  Evacuation Analysis – RIBA https://ucm.buildingsmart.org/use-case-details/2436/en

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23rd February 2022FM Handover – Equipment Maintenance: project updateDevelopment

The Facility Management Handover – Equipment Maintenance (FMH-EM) project has been progressing with an initial phase where the Technical Team is developing a draft specification of technical requirements for a data exchange based on IFC4.3. These requirements consist of general framework requirements for this and any other FM Handover data exchanges and are currently being reviewed by the IFC4.3 Delivery Program Board and bSI Technical Director with the intention of making any necessary revisions to the schema before final release. The project is still looking for FM stakeholder sponsors to participate and fund the remainder of the project. Enquiries can be made to jwouellette@gmail.com or by clicking the link for our project webpage and completing the Project Participation form.

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25th January 2022Podcast by Tiina Perttula, Chair of the Infrastructure Room steering committeeInitiation

Tiina’s career in civil engineering includes the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and is now an InfraBIM specialist with Ramboll. She is also the chair of buildingSMART International’s Infrastructure program. Hear Tiina recount her experiences of delivering digital transformation in the construction industry and explore the benefits of data sharing on complex projects, limitations still to be overcome, and a future with digital twins.

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14th January 2022Regulatory Room Steering Committee Elections

The Regulatory Room Steering Committee (RRSC) election process is underway. Candidate Nomination emails have been sent to your chapter or Member representative. This election is to fill the four vacancies that exist in the RRSC. See the bSI Process Addendum 1 for details of a Steering Committee member’s responsibilities. If you wish to put forward a candidate for the election, please provide the name and contact details of your nominated person to regulatory@buildingsmart.org

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12th November 2021IFC 4.3 Infra and Rail Extension Deployment Production Standard has been unanimously endorsed.Approval

The IFC 4.3 Infra and Rail Extension Deployment Production Standard has been endorsed by the SCE. The SC feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.

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26th October 2021IFC4Precast becomes bSI Final StandardApproval

Following positive feedback and voting by the Standards Committee, the IFC4Precast standard has been endorsed by the SCE. Follow the link to view the IDM.

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28th September 2021The FM and openBIM project plan has been reviewed and endorsed by the Standards Committee and the SCE.Development

Following SC review and endorsement, the FM and openBIM project team are in the process of formally launching their project. Expert Group members who are particpating in the creation of use-cases/whitepapers have been contacted to start their work.

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28th July 2021IFC 4.3 Infra and Rail Extension Deployment Production Standard out for voteOut for Review

The IFC 4.3 Infra Extension Deployment project and the IFC Rail Project teams are asking the Standards Committee to consider and approve as a Production Standard the output from their coordinated projects. Voting closes on 20th October 2021. These Projects have harmonized and validated IFC 4.3 for Roads, Railways, Bridges, Earthworks, Geotechnics, Ports & Waterways. This will deliver IFC 4.3 as an official buildingSMART production standard which will be made available to implement and use by the industry at large. The two main objectives of these projects are: 1. Validation of the Production Standard schema in accordance with the bSI Process based on test-cases implemented and tested in collaboration with software vendors. 2. Harmonization of taxonomies and property set definitions across the domains (Road, Rail, Bridge, Ports & Waterways). Both objectives serve the same common goal: to deliver a refined IFC schema and documentation with harmonized property sets to be submitted to bSI for SC voting to become a Production Standard.

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7th July 2021The Occupants Movement Analysis Detailed Project Plan has been reviewed and unanimously been endorsed by the SC.Initiation

The SC feedback and results for the Occupants Movement Analysis Detailed Project Plan can be viewed using the following link.

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7th July 2021The Spatial Zone Requirements Technical Report Proposal has been reviewed and endorsed by the SC.Initiation

The SC feedback and results for the Spatial Zone Requirements Technical Report Proposal can be viewed using the following link.

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6th July 2021FM and openBIM Standard Proposal consultationInitiation

FM and openBIM Standard Proposal has been issued to the Standards Committee for their review and feedback. Voting closes on 31st August 2021.

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23rd June 2021The Steel Construction IDM/MVD Activity Proposal has been reviewed and endorsed by the SC.Initiation

The SC feedback and results for the Steel Construction IDM/MVD Activity Proposal can be viewed using the following link.

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23rd June 2021Regulatory Information Requirements Activity Proposal unanimously endorsedInitiation

The SC feedback and results for the Regulatory Information Requirements Activity Proposal can be viewed using the following link.

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23rd June 2021The openCDE Documents API Detailed Project Plan has been reviewed and unanimously been endorsed.Initiation

The openCDE Documents API Detailed Project Plan (DPP) has now been reviewed and endorsed unanimously by the Standards Committee. You can find the DPP by visiting https://app.box.com/s/n1qe0p5nrgsj8pvlgey8wh15fv2n58ep. The SC feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.

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22nd June 2021Infra Deployment Expert Panel Jun 23, 2021, 02:00 PM CESTApproval

The pioneering effort to extend IFC into the domain of Infrastructure is now nearing completion. The Infra Extension project seeks to harmonise and validate IFC 4.3 for Roads, Bridges, Earthworks, Geotechnics, Ports & Waterways. There is close collaboration with a similar effort within the IFC Rail Project and both Projects are working hard to deliver IFC 4.3 as an official buildingSMART production standard which will be made available to implement and use by the industry at large. On June 23rd at 14:00 CEST the Project Team will present the results of the endeavour to validate IFC4.3 before its general publication and implementation. As part of the buildingSMART standards process, we seek to ensure a broad international consensus for our development work is maintained. As experts in your field, this is an opportunity to analyse and critique our work. Following this event, we will analyse your feedback and use it to help us proceed with the next stage in the approvals process to have IFC4.3 published as an official buildingSMART production standard. Click the link to register!

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6th June 2021FM and openBIM detailed project planInitiation

The FM and openBIM project team are close to finalising their detailed project plan. Please follow the link to review the current version. The objectives of the project are: 1. Representing the FM industry in developing openBIM and the ecosystem of digital twins. 2. Deliver an FMIR and FMIDM/H standard based on the ISO41000 series that will make automation of handover/transfer and revision of data more accessible for FM. 3. Deliver, based on 2., an FMCDE standard that will increase real estate value by 2%, bring down FM failure costs by 5% and simplify FM services processes.

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27th May 2021IFC4 Precast Production StandardApproval

The Production Standard proposal for the IFC4 Precast project has been issued to the SC for their review and feedback. The documentation takes the form of an Information Delivery Manual for prefabricated concrete.

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27th May 2021Spatial Zone Requirements Technical Report Proposal out for voteInitiation

Voting is underway by the bSI Standards Committee on this technical report proposal. This project will deliver a documentation that includes a list of the potential use cases of IfcSpatialZone and a guideline to encourage Software vendors to implement functions that can facilitate the use of ifcSpatialZones in their BIM author tools. This technical report proposal has been sent to the Standards Committee for vote. Please contact your SC representative to ensure your opinions are represented.

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27th May 2021Regulatory Information Requirements Activity Proposal out for consultationInitiation

Voting is underway by the bSI Standards Committee on this activity proposal. This project will deliver an openBIM® standard to ensure that the regulatory information requirements, common across many jurisdictions, have an appropriate representation in IFC, whilst leaving jurisdictions free to add local information requirements and implement their own checklists and rules. This standard proposal has been sent to the Standards Committee for consultation. Please contact your SC representative to ensure your opinions are represented.

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22nd May 2021Open House on the Role of open Standards for Regulators

The buildingSMART Regulatory Room recently hosted the first webinar in a series of ‘Open House’ sessions, planned to occur in-between the biannual buildingSMART Summits.

‘Open House’ showcases the work of the Regulatory Room and picks up particular themes, starting with ‘The Role of Open Standards for Regulators’ to introduce the benefits and opportunities that digitalisation can offer to Regulatory Agencies. Attendees were encouraged to question and challenge the speakers.

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11th March 2021Airport entities and object types definitionInitiation

Are you an Airport looking to actively engage in developing international standards by helping to set and develop the requirements? Please email contact@buildingsmart.org to get involved

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9th March 2021FM Handover Equipment Maintenance project – a lessons learned and requirements report has been developed by the project leadership team.Development

Please review the report by clicking the link.

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24th February 2021Infra Room Steering Committee elections

The Room Steering Committee elections are underway and the voting forms have been sent to your member representatives. Be sure to tell them which of these candidates you wish them to vote for. There are six places. See the bSI Process Addendum 1 for details of a Steering Committee member’s responsibilities. Any questions please contact richard.kelly@buildingsmart.org

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16th February 2021FM Handover – Equipment maintenanceInitiation

This working draft paper identifies mapping requirements for the bSI Facility Management (FM) Handover – Equipment Maintenance Model View Definition (MVD) to its Spreadsheet Physical File Format. It is a positioning paper to support a forthcoming Standards Proposal to which the bSI Community invites contribution.

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16th February 2021Facilities management & openBIMInitiation

To deliver requirements for an AECO/FM Common Data Environment that will increase real estate value, bring down FM failure costs and simplify FM service processes

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16th February 2021Occupation movement analysisInitiation

Integration of Fire Safety Engineering and OMA into BIM will providetangible benefits to Fire Engineers and others, which will be useful during the building design as well as the operational phases.

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9th December 2020EUnet4DBP International workshop on Digital Building PermitInitiation

The Regulatory Room encourages you to view and register for this free International Workshop on Digital Building Permits. The link provides details – you must register by 15th Jan 2021 to take part. See you there!

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26th November 2020Have your say on the future direction of the InfraRoom.

Complete the Industry feedback survey and let us know what you think our priorities should be for the next wave of InfraRoom projects.

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26th November 2020The final draft of the IFC-Tunnel Requirements Analysis Report is now availableDevelopment

The final draft of the IFC-Tunnel Requirements Analysis Report is now available for your review and comment. Please send your feedback to infrastructure@buildingsmart.org

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30th October 2020Technical Room sessions for the bSI Virtual Summit October 2020

For the upcoming bSI Virtual Summit, the Technical Room will be holding three sessions, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The first session will focus on updates of initiatives currently in the early stages of the bSI Process, while the second session highlights notable topics that could influence future bSI efforts. The final session will be an open discussion with the community in laying out how these technical initiatives, and others, can support the Technical Room strategy and roadmap.

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3rd October 2020IFC4 Precast Candidate Standard

The IFC4 Precast project has been approved by the Standards Committee as Candidate Standard and documentation relating to the standard published on the bSI website. Please follow the link to review.

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3rd October 2020Beyond e-permitting: Framing the Business Case for Automated Rule Checking in AEC in the Era of Big DataDevelopment

The Standards Committee has voted for the technical report titled Beyond e-permitting: Framing the Business Case for Automated Rule Checking in AEC in the Era of Big Data.

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3rd October 2020Product room Call for Papers – deadline extendedInitiation

The Product Room Steering Committee have extended the deadline for the submission of new ideas and proposals to the end of August 2020. Please submit using the attached link.

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3rd October 2020Technical Report “e-submission common guidelines to introduce BIM to the building process”Approval

The Standards Committee and the Standards Committee Executive have reviewed and endorsed the publication of this Technical Report provided by the Regulatory Room. Please follow the link to review the report.

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3rd October 2020Nordic Study of Classification Systems for Infrastructure & TransportationApproval

The Infrastructure Room sponsored this study with a number of Nordic sponsors. The results and conclusions can be viewed at the link below.

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3rd October 2020Regulatory SurveyInitiation

The Regulatory Room has launched a new survey to better understand the dynamics and characteristics of the Regulatory process in the built asset industry. It is available in English, Spanish and Italian.

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3rd October 2020Candidate Standard for “IFC4 precast”Approval

Congratulations to the Building Room sponsored project team for IFC4 Precast who have obtained candidate standard. The published work can be viewed at the following link.

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3rd October 2020“Information Delivery Specification” Activity ProposalInitiation

Voting is underway by the bSI Standards Committee on this activity proposal sponsored by the Technical Room. Please read the proposal at the link below.

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3rd October 2020Construction Domain steering committee

The Construction Domain is expanding and is in the process of forming a steering committee. For further information please contact the Construction Room leader Ken Endo of Kajima Corporation.

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3rd October 2020Product Room re-positioning

The Product Room steering committee would like to thank all bSI members who submitted ideas following their recent Call for Papers. These have been reviewed by the SC with some being selected for further work and presentation at the next virtual Summit.

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3rd October 2020Airport Room IFC Airport working group is drafting the Activity ProposalInitiation

A full list of Airport specific entities is being prepared. The final version of Onepager is finished

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