Rooms and Groups
The Technical Room has overall responsibility to explore and coordinate the investigation and to facilitate buildingSMART’s engagement with fundamental technical advancements which may enhance or accelerate the provision of robust open BIM solutions to users.
The Technical Room’s specific remit is the coordination of the core technical development of the IFC model and associated technical standards to safely, rigorously and in a commercially viable manner support the development open BIM solutions to fully meet users’ needs and ambitions. This includes the development of the IFC scheme to support interface with other standards and working platforms such as geo-spatial and web standards.
The Building Process Room’s remit is to standardise processes/ work-flows/ procedures for open BIM for all participants in the construction industry based on open BIM and to support them with tools, guidelines and manuals.
The primary focus of the process room is on processes for the ‘buildings’ sector.
The infrastructure room’s remit is to develop common principles for achieving process integration during the design, construction and maintenance phases of infrastructure development. The room believes that the development and deployment of appropriate building information models is an important enabler for achieving the objectives.
The Product Room remit is the development and provision of processes, templates, tools and functionality to enable the robust and efficient use of product data, relevant third party standards, classification systems and other forms of structured content in openBIM.
The Product Room supports and promotes development of common information structures, access to a library of concepts and relationships for naming and structuring databases of content for use with and connection to BIM. A core output is the development of the buildingSMART Data Dictionary capability and associated content.
The Regulatory Room’s remit is to standardise processes/ work-flows/ procedures for open BIM for buildings regulators based on open BIM and to support them with tools, guidelines and manuals.
The Implementation Support Group is responsible to support the implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART standards.
ISG is a standing working group and reports to the Technical Room and has specific responsibility to support the compliance program. It also has an implementation oversight responsibility across the entire standards community.
The Model Support Group – MSG is an expert group to support the building and maintanance of buildingSMART IFC data model standards. MSG is responsible for the integrity and maintenance of the IFC specification and related specifications.
MSG is a standing working group and reports to the Technical Room and has responsibility across the entire standards community.
The Dictionaries Technical Support Group – DTSG is responsible for the development of the bSDD standards and functionality, managing technology issues including management of the software infrastructure, as well as the procedures and quality control of bSDD terminology content.
DTWG is a standing working group and reports to the Product Room.
Technical Advisory Group
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is an academic liaison and outreach group with responsibility to assist and support the Technical Room and to ensure the Rooms deliberations are up to date with the latest academic developments.
The specific charter for this group is subject to review by the Technical Room as part of the transitionary process to implement the new operating model.
bSDD Working Group – bsDD-WG is responsible for the evaluation and testing of the bSDD features and functionality and for promoting the development and utilization of data dictionary processes, formats and content. It also acts as a support, coordination and training working group for other working groups or projects with data dictionary requirements.
bSDD-WG reports to the Product Room for the purpose of helping provide guidance and encourage consistency in the development of standardized terminology based on and supporting the bSI standards and utilizing the bSDD platform.
Development of open access global BIM guidelines and best practice recommendations.
The Working group objective is to create access to a compendium of BIM guideline documentation where users can create your own BIM guide based on searching a database of existing sources and set against a standardized Table of Contents.
Groups being formed
The groups in the following table are being formed and they may result in a proposal to the Standards Committee Executive to progress further
|Intended type||Subject||Project related to||Room||Date requested||Date approved||Leader||Alert||Members|
|Informal, Proposed, Working or Support||(Date of SCE meeting)||Call / SCE decision / SC Vote / Publish|
|Informal||Automated code checking||P20||Regulatory||Mar-15||SCE decision||tbc|
|Informal||e-submission common guidelines||P19||Regulatory||Mar-15||tbc|
|Working||Asset Management requirement definition study||P17||Infrastructure||Mar-15||Henk Schaap||SCE decision||tbc|
|Working||Product templates & BIM Objects||P13||Product||Mar-15||Paul Oakley |
|Working||IFC for Roads||P12||Infrastructure||Mar-15||Francois Grobler||SCE decision||tbc|
|Informal||IFC for Bridges||P5||Infrastructure||Mar-15||Christophe Castaing|
|Working||Linked Building Data Group||Technical||Apr-15||Pieter Pauwels||SCE decision||Jakob Beetz|
|Informal||Augmented reality||Technical||Apr-15||Leif Granholm|
|Informal||The integration of spatial and built environment modelling||Infrastructure||Mar-15||Jim Plume|
If you are interested in being involved, or if you have an open BIM project that you would like to be considered, then either contact the leader directly or contact us using the form below.