On-demand Webinars

In conversation with COBie founder Dr Bill East

Join us for a virtual drop-in session with COBie founder Dr. Bill East, Chair of buildingSMART International COBie Certification Subcommittee, Director of the COBie Academy, and Founder of Prairie Sky Consulting. Bill will be available to answer all of your questions when working with COBie.

Do you practice COBie on your projects? Are you looking for some expert guidance on how to maximize your use of COBie? Head over to our virtual drop-in session to get personalized advice.

Bill will be available for one hour, there is no need to book a time slot, simply register your interest and we’ll send you a link to join us on the day. We are expecting a high volume of people at this session therefore it is advised you get there early to avoid missing out.

GIS and openBIM drive innovation, communication and success for Skanska

Join GIS and BIM leaders from Skanska UK whose use of openBIM and GIS drives innovation, improves communication and leads to success on some of England’s largest infrastructure projects. Hear the story behind the project and learn where IFC is being used in Tender, Design and Construction on HS2 and Highways England RDP.

The complexity of these linear infrastructure projects, the environmental impact of the construction and operation, and the sizes of projects require the input and collaboration of a large team of design and geospatial experts.

This session will highlight how Skanska’s approach to openBIM and their use of GIS lead to successfully making available many types of data and brought value to all teams and stakeholders.

This webinar will introduce an integrated approach leveraging GIS and openBIM showing how together they improve digital delivery and productivity. Using specific project examples, Skanska’s leaders will explain how streamlining workflows between BIM software was accomplished with IFC data as a key to the approach. You will leave this session understanding how maximizing GIS and BIM expands value to all technical and non-technical teams throughout the lifecycle of the infrastructure.


Dr Anita Soni - Deputy Head of BIM, Skanska Infrastructure & SCS Railways

George Floros PhD(c), MSc., MEng. - GIS Lead – Infrastructure, Skanska UK

Marc Goldman - Director - AEC Industry Solutions, Esri

Supporting COBie Implementation

Watch this virtual event as it guides you through the process of COBie implementation. Listen to our a panel of COBie specialists, not just those who have worked within the COBie environment, but specialists who are in a small, elite group of COBie Certified Professionals™.

COBie Founder and Chair of the buildingSMART International COBie Certification Subcommittee, Dr Bill East leads the discussion with Emma Hooper, John Ford and Shawn O’Keeffe – all of whom are practicing COBie at its highest level.

The panel focuses on the five delivery steps of: People, Partners, Stakeholders, Process and Technology – looking at each step in turn and who is responsible for their effective implementation. The panel breaks down what this means for all across the supply chain and how this brings about project efficiencies


Dr Bill East, Chair, buildingSMART International COBie Certification Subcommittee and Founder of Prairie Sky Consulting

Emma Hooper, Digital Information Specialist, Bond Bryan

John Ford, Group BIM & Digital Delivery Lead, Galliford Try

Dr Shawn O’Keeffe, CTO, Chief Scientist, and Co-founder at BIM & Scan Ltd

BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) 3.0

Learn about the latest version of BCF 3.0 from the team and find out how this industry service is helping improve collaboration on projects.


a) What is BCF? How does it work in practical workflows? (Frank Weiss)

b) What are the new features/issues fixed in version 3.0? (Yoram Kulbak and Pasi Paasiala)

c) Overview of how this fits into a broader picture of API developments and buildingSMART Solutions (Léon van Berlo)

d) Where to find informational material, e.g. videos, documentation, examples, etc. (Aidan Mercer)

e) Questions

Bricsys: Bringing automation to the OpenBIM workflow

The promise of OpenBIM is a considerable efficiency gain in the construction phase. By “building virtually” we avoid mistakes on the construction site, hence reducing costs, timing issues, etc.
But what about designers, architects and engineers? Creating detailed and data-rich BIM models is often considered to be a labor-intensive task, but it doesn’t need to be.

Automation, leveraging the power of AI and Machine Learning, can relieve designers from the repetitive and laborious tasks it takes to get from a first sketch, to a full-blown data-rich BIM model, ready for IFC export.
Think automatic classification, AI-supported increase of LOD and more.

In this webinar you will learn about:
• How AI-algorithms can remove the laborious manual work in your design workflow
• How IFC-models can be used in a design-first workflow
• How the OpenBIM workflow can benefit from automation tools for classification, detailing and data integrity
• Increasing the LOD of your model with AI tools that automatically apply the right connection type to the correct nodes


Ruben Decuypere, Chi-Yan Tang

‘Open House’ on the Role of open Standards for Regulators

The buildingSMART Regulatory Room hosted the first of a series of ‘Open House’ sessions planned to occur in-between the biannual buildingSMART Summits. ‘Open House’ will showcase the work of the Regulatory Room and pick up a particular theme, starting with ‘The Role of Open Standards for Regulators’, to introduce the benefits and opportunities that digitalisation can offer to Regulatory Agencies. Attendees are encouraged to question and challenge the speakers.


Nicholas Nisbet, Franco Coin

Digital Feedback Loops: How to Track Integrated Engineering Change in AEC Projects Without the Heavy Lift

The software engineering discipline has figured out how to bring solutions to market quickly by iterating with end-users. Agile methods focus on accomplishing the outcomes desired by the end-user and place emphasis on the “outside-in” perspective. Learn about

  • How digital twin approaches can deliver digital feedback loops
  • Integrating engineering change into digital feedback loops
  • How to perform a design review or clash inspection whenever you chose to
  • Reducing the manual work related to design reviews
  • How digital twins empower engineers
  • iModels and their role in consuming IFC data


Pavan Emani, Bentley Systems

The Digital Supply Chain in Built Environment (DSCiBE)

The Digital Supply Chain in Built Environment (DSCiBE) team is pleased to announce that registration for the next online workshop is now open. This is the 8th workshop since its launch in March 2019.

Following on from the successful workshops in 2019, the teams from bSI, GS1, Cobuilder and IBM are pleased to share further insights and key topics that relate to digital supply chains in the built environment.

Watch it now!

Demystifying Digital Twins

Digital twins are on the rise. Increasingly this concept of connecting the physical and digital world, is adopted as the next step in digital transformation. In this presentation we give an introduction to the concept of digital twins, the way they can be supportive in business decisions and share concrete examples across the life cycle and from multiple sectors.


Bart Brink, Royal Haskoning

Bringing AEC Information into a Geospatial Context

Join buildingSMART International and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the first of two Webinars on integrating AEC and Geospatial workflows, technical objectives, success stories and community best practices involving key domains in Geo-BIM.


Maya Tryfona, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Adam Rendek VueOps/DPR & bSI Chair Airport Room
Mats Kahlström, NGI
Edward De Wit, the City of Den Haag
Gert-Jan Groenewoud, Studioschaeffer

Modelling Resilience through Digital Twinning

Join buildingSMART International and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the second of two Webinars on how digital twins can deliver more resilience through better AEC modeling and GIS information management. In this Webinar, hear from speakers from:

  • OYO Corporation
  • Meta Moto
  • City of Rotterdam


Richard Simpson, Meta Mota
Hiro Shima, OYO Corporation
Louis Smit, City of Rotterdam
Christian Veldhuis, City of Rotterdam

Digital openBIM Workflows in an Integrated BIM Environment

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Overview of international openBIM standards;
  • Importance and possibilities of openBIM environment;
  • Significance of machine-readable data, metadata quality assurance, and automated metadata checking;
  • Integrated 3D/4D/5D BIM workflows and examples of openBIM software interoperability;
  • Intelligent 4D/5D BIM planning and progress monitoring
  • Project Management and collaboration using CDE according to ISO 19650;
  • And much more...

Benchmarking the Current Status, Expectations and Goals of BIM Utilization at Railways in the Nordics and Central Europe

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Rail infrastructure companies
  • The general conditions and requirements for BIM
  • BIM utilisation at the railway companies
  • The biggest challenges in asset management
  • Key success factors of BIM for the railways
  • Important messages from the rail industry
  • And much more...

Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Discover ways to automatically check all your models for compliance with BIM requirements; See how to build your own model checks; Learn about dashboards that visually display characteristics of your models
  • See how you can quickly apply classification data from multiple systems such as Uniclass, OmniClass, UniFormat, and MasterFormat; Discover how you can quickly apply IFC classes as well as build your own “picklists” of data values to populate your models
  • Learn how models can be setup to work with and export COBie data
  • See how you can get free utilities for Revit to help you with all of these BIM deliverable requirements
  • And much more...

Bluebeam & buildingSMART: Why open standards are so important

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • How Bluebeam can help the AEC industry throughout the full project lifecycle - from the initial design stage to project handover
  • How working from one file format enables multiple workflows and facilitates real-time collaboration
  • The state of the Industry in relation to UK Government BIM Mandate
  • Why driving standards across the Construction Industry is important to Bluebeam & our commitment to open standards
  • And much more...

An Introduction to buildingSMART standards

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Some of the main standards developed by buildingSMART
  • How you can leverage some of the standards
  • The benefits of using standards
  • And much more...

Measuring BIM Maturity Within an Organisation

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Recognising the value of assessing your organisation's BIM maturity
  • Some of the free tools that are available
  • An introduction to the BIMprofiler
  • And much more...

The Pontsteiger Project - Setting a new standard for Construction

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • The importance of BIM agreements
  • How IFC is essential for model coordination
  • How collaboration in BIM was stimulated by using BCF
  • The effectiveness of prefabrication using openBIM
  • How to deliver a complex construction project using open standards
  • And much more...


In this second video, Jeffrey Truijens of Dura Vermeer discusses how they used IFC and developed the BIM Basic IDM.

Find out how:

  • Dura Vermeer needed to develop a new strategy for the project
  • How they engaged with industry experts
  • Developed a new methodology

Digital Transformation of the Built Asset Industry

You will learn about:

  •   The international Standards Program
  •   Current projects and their progress
  •   What has been delivered
  •   Who is driving transformation
  •   How to get involved
  •   And much more...