The Importance of Standards

We are creating a new digital language to enable open and accurate exchange of information to allow the efficient and effective whole life cycle management of our built environment.


There are very substantial benefits potentially available from the development and adoption of interoperable standards for BIM. These benefits are only fully available if these standards are open and international. These benefits go far beyond the design and construction phases, a built environment sector fully enabled as a digital economy is envisaged.

Standards Development

We are introducing a structured Standards development process. Learn about our:

There is a substantial and growing set of activities

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Standards library

A significant body of standards already exists today.

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Introducing our standards and technical development strategies.