Railway Domain



The purpose of the Railway Domain is to accelerate and exploit new digital opportunities for railway systems and create a comprehensive and applicable digital representation of the entire railway ecosystem that will support all phases of the lifecycle. This provides the basis of interoperable support systems, reduced complexity, secure and safe solutions and reduced costs for all stakeholders.

The mission and goals of the Railway Domain are defined in the Domain Charter.

Steering Committee

The steering committee is led by representatives from ÖBB-Infrastruktur, SBB, Trafikverket, CRBIM, MINnD, SNCF, FTIA, and RFI.  The steering committee facilitates the project and activities of the domain, including overseeing the IFC Rail workshops and online meetings of the domain groups and technical services, leading the domain sessions at buildingSMART Summits, interacting with the Standards Committee and ensuring the buildingSMART Process is followed.


Kristian Fevejle AndersenBANE Danmark
Edouard ChabanierSNCF
Xenia FiorentinaItaly Chapter
Joachim KanisDB NETZ AG
Konstantinos KessoudisSTRABAG SE
Franz Josef PeerÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
Susanne van RaalteTrafikverket
Stefan ReiserSBB
Tarmo SavolainenFinnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
Liming ShengCRBIM
Giovanni SorrentinoRFI
Winfried StixAustria Chapter
Benjamin StuntnerTMC
Eivind Pagander TysnesBane NOR

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Key Objectives

  • Develop interoperable support systems
  • Reduce the complexity of the rail ecosystem
  • Assure secure and safe solutions
  • Reduce project cost and delay for all partners
  • Work with buildingSMART, rail owners and operators, and other stakeholders to:
    • Extend the IFC Infrastructure Schema for the rail domain, construction and maintenance
    • Contribute to IFC Common Schema development
    • Build on international consensus
    • Take into account iterative works with complementary data and IFC deployments
    • Support early deployment and testing by making the deliverables publicly available and open

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To learn more about the Railway Domain and the activities here, or contribute in the work, please contact us.


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