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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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6th September 2022Airport Survey: Baggage Handling SystemInitiation

buildingSMART International is calling on the airport community to take part in some industry surveys. The “Airport Entities” survey on Baggage Handling System (BHS) is designed to map airport-related objects to the IFC schema. We are now inviting all BHS and BIM experts to begin our survey.

Please have your mapping of airport-specific objects to IFC entities ready. The survey will take approximately ten minutes time.

The survey is now available in:

The deadline to complete it is 30th September, so do not delay!

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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. To take part please follow the link.

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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 Room steering committee

The Construction Room 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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