Regulatory Room



The purpose of the Regulatory Room is helping project owners and regulatory authorities benefit from the use of openBIM.  The vision is an automated regulatory process, achieved by supporting gradual change in workflow from manual to automated, to safeguard the legal perspective.

Steering Committee

The Regulatory Room is led by a steering committee comprised of representatives from international members and local buildingSMART chapters.  The steering committee facilitates the project and activities of the room, interacts with and provides reports to the standards committee, leads the room sessions at buildingSMART summits, and ensures the buildingSMART Process is followed.


Key Objectives

  • Standardize processes, work-flows and procedures for regulators based on openBIM and support them with tools, guidelines and manuals
  • Support interoperability between Regulatory, Requirements and Recommendatory (RRR) content
  • Provide an open discussion room for each government’s building regulators, researchers, and implementers to promote openBIM based processes and collaborative issues
  • Be an arena for government regulatory bodies to share information, inspire and implement automated code checking using openBIM standards including ISO 16739 in real life situations.
  • Lead and manage projects and initiatives to facilitate and influence adoption by stakeholders.

Learn More

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


Room Activities

Beyond e-permitting: Framing the Business Case for Automated Rule Checking in AEC in the Era of Big Data

The Standards Committee has voted for the technical report titled ...
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Technical Report “e-submission common guidelines to introduce BIM to the building process”

The Standards Committee and the Standards Committee Executive have reviewed ...
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Regulatory Survey

The Regulatory Room has launched a new survey to better ...
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bSI Virtual Summit October 2020

The next on-line virtual Summit will start on Monday 26th ...
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