Standards Committee Consultation Vote

DateTitleConsultation StatusSummaryVote closing dateOutcome reportDomain
May 14, 2021This project will deliver an openBIM® standard to ensure that the regulatory information requirements, common across many jurisdictions, have an appropriate representation in IFC, whilst leaving jurisdictions free to add local information requirements and implement their own checklists and rules. This standard proposal has been sent to the Standards Committee for consultation. Please contact your SC representative to ensure your opinions are represented.Regulatory
May 14, 2021This project will deliver a documentation that includes a list of the potential use cases of IfcSpatialZone and a guideline to encourage Software vendors to implement functions that can facilitate the use of ifcSpatialZones in their BIM author tools. This technical report proposal has been sent to the Standards Committee for vote. Please contact your SC representative to ensure your opinions are represented.Building
May 11, 2021Please follow the link to view the activity proposal. If you have any comments or feedback, please make this available to your Standards Committee representative.Building
May 6, 2021Please follow the link to view the project plan.Building
May 5, 2021The SC feedback and results can be viewed by following the link.View ReportAirport
Apr 29, 2021Please follow the link to view the project plan.Technical
Mar 22, 2021Member representatives and chapters are voting on 6 vacancies for the Infrastructure Room Steering Committee (IRSC). There are 12 candidates under considerations. You can view their qualifications and experience before placing your votes (if you are a member or a chapter). Voting closes Monday 22nd March 2021.Infrastructure
Feb 18, 2021Please follow the link to read the activity proposal.Airport
Jan 21, 2021Please follow the link to view the project plan.Technical
Jan 14, 20211. Published reports: Auto rule checking Application forms Classification report E-submission common guidelines IFC, CityGML, LandInfra analysis of integration GEO referencing for IFC Rail client benchmarking Regulatory Survey 2.Published Candidate Standards: Quantity take off IDM PreCast IFC 4.3 Infra extensions 3. Launched Activities: Information Delivery System Facilities Management handover Facilities Management operations Professional Certification Practitioner framework Open CDE IFC JSON Fire safety & occupant movement analysis All our publications can be found at the link attached.General
May 18, 2021IFC4 Precast Production Standard reviewThe Production Standard proposal for the IFC4 Precast project has been issued to the SC for their review and feedback. The documentation takes the form of an Information Delivery Manual for prefabricated concrete. Please contact your Standards Committee representative if you wish to provide your input.Building
Jun 11, 2021The SC feedback and results for the Regulatory Information Requirements Activity Proposal can be viewed using the following link.View ReportRegulatory
Jun 18, 2021The SC feedback and results for the openCDE Documents API Detailed Project Plan can be viewed using the following link.View Report
Jun 14, 2021The SC feedback and results for the Steel Construction IDM/MVD Activity Proposal can be viewed using the following link.View ReportBuilding
Jul 6, 2021FM and openBIM Standard Proposal has been issued to the Standards Committee for their review and feedback. Voting closes on 31st August 2021. The objectives of the project are: 1. Representing the FM industry in developing openBIM and the ecosystem of digital twins (PT- only). 2. Deliver an openBIM FMIR and FMIDM/H standard based on the ISO41000 series that will make automation of handover/transfer and revision of data more accessible for FM. 3. Deliver, based on 2., an openBIM FMCDE standard that will increase real estate value by 2%, bring down FM failure costs by 5% and simplify FM services processes.Building
Jun 29, 2021The SC feedback and results for the Occupants Movement Analysis Detailed Project Plan can be viewed using the following link.View ReportBuilding
Jun 14, 2021The SC feedback and results for the Spatial Zone Requirements Technical Report Proposal can be viewed using the following link.View ReportBuilding
Jul 28, 2021The IFC 4.3 Infra Extension Deployment project and the IFC Rail Project teams are asking the Standards Committee to consider and approve as a Production Standard the output from their coordinated projects. Voting closes on 20th October 2021. These Projects have harmonized and validated IFC 4.3 for Roads, Railways, Bridges, Earthworks, Geotechnics, Ports & Waterways. This will deliver IFC 4.3 as an official buildingSMART production standard which will be made available to implement and use by the industry at large. The two main objectives of these projects are: 1. Validation of the Production Standard schema in accordance with the bSI Process based on test-cases implemented and tested in collaboration with software vendors. 2. Harmonization of taxonomies and property set definitions across the domains (Road, Rail, Bridge, Ports & Waterways). Both objectives serve the same common goal: to deliver a refined IFC schema and documentation with harmonized property sets to be submitted to bSI for SC voting to become a Production Standard.Railway & Infrastructure
Sep 6, 2021Following SC review and endorsement, the FM and openBIM project team are in the process of formally launching their project. Expert Group members who are particpating in the creation of use-cases/whitepapers have been contacted to start their work.View ReportBuilding
Oct 26, 2021IFC4Precast becomes bSI Final StandardFollowing positive feedback and voting by the Standards Committee, the IFC4Precast standard has been endorsed by the SCE. Follow the link to view the IDM.View ReportBuilding
Nov 1, 2021The IFC 4.3 Infra and Rail Extension Deployment Production Standard has been endorsed by the SCE. The SC feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.View ReportInfrastructure & Railway
Feb 9, 2022Following consultation with the SC in June 2021, the IFC Spatial Zone project has been progressing well. The Technical Report Proposal document has been updated for some minor changes in various activities with delivery of the Technical Report still expected during 2022. Please click the link to read the updated proposal document.Building
Sep 5, 2022The report provides an overview of requirements for developing IDMs, and corresponding data exchange specifications, between building information modelling and building energy modelling (BEM), simulation, and analysis throughout a project lifecycle. The report examines previous BEM initiatives with the purpose of formulating a roadmap for moving forward in a more cohesive, harmonized direction based on buildingSMART principles of open, neutral, and international consensus solutions. The report recommends the buildingSMART community consider all potential options for determining the optimal means and methods of data capture and exchange for BIM-BEM processes, including the use, reference, or linking of other data schemas and methods that may have already proven their effectiveness.Building
Sep 14, 2022The proposed Asset Operations Handover Framework Specification project (aka “AOH Framework”) is an effort to provide a comprehensive and consistent approach for project delivery information handover to operations stakeholders and systems across all domains and use cases. This work is an evolutionary step from the prior bSI IFC2x3 Facility Management Handover Model View Definition (FMH-MVD, 2009) and the US Construction Operations Building information exchange version 2.4 (COBie 2.4, 2014) specifications. Working closely with the Building and Infrastructure Rooms to include all building and infra related elements, the AOH project team invite you to read more by clicking on the link.Building
Sep 7, 2022The project will address the growing interest worldwide in improving and automating the regulatory compliance process. As part of national digitalization projects, many countries are currently investigating the use of IFC in regulatory processes. The Regulatory Room believes that there is now an urgent need to make sure that Regulators have access to an informative resource so that they can understand and be confident of the benefits of openBIM and the risks associated with proprietary formats and applications and be aware of the significant activity around the world. This standard proposal has been sent to the Standards Committee for consultation. Please follow the link to view the activity proposal. If you have any comments or feedback, please make this available to your Standards Committee representative.Regulatory
Sep 6, 2022This project is to address the engagement of software vendors, definition of rules and agreements to support IFC 4.3 implementation in software, and IFC file validation. The project will experiment, and potentially improve, a set of solutions and procedures that given any requirement, will help: a) clients to correctly formulate the request in contracts; b) suppliers to verify if and how the request can be satisfied. This project aims to expedite the availability of IFC 4.3 in software solutions for railway applications. It will do so by continuing the established cooperation and collaboration with software vendors, enabling a use-case-driven implementation and validation process to formally deliver and publish requirements for software vendors to implement and enable a fit-for-purpose checking process for software solutions. Please follow the link to view the Detailed Project Plan. If you have any comments or feedback, please make this available to your Standards Committee representative.Railway
Oct 1, 2022IFC for Products Activity ProposalThe Product Room and SCTE have endorsed an activity proposal for IFC for Products. There is a missing link in the IFC openBIM world when it comes to products. There is currently no official MVD for exchanging information about one or several products using IFC. All existing MVD’s are structural project or building based. On the other hand, there is a strong wish from product manufacturers to provide their products in an openBIM format. The CEN created COD (Construction Object Definition) could enable pure product information to be provided in an IFC-based data format. Similar to RFA in Revit or GDL in ArchiCAD, COD could be developed as the solution for this need. This activity proposal is about a technical and applicational proof of concept of COD in buildingSMART as a first step. A second step would be an extension or re-creation of COD as an IFC for Products. A third step should be the promotion of this format to the global community.Product
Sep 30, 2022Please follow the link for the vote feedback and resultsView ReportRegulatory
Nov 7, 2022The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.View ReportRailway
Nov 9, 2022BIM-BEM Workflows is a final technical report providing an overview of requirements for developing IDMs and corresponding data exchange specifications between building information modelling and b uilding energy modelling, simulation, and analysis throughout a project lifecycle . Click the links to find our more.View ReportBuilding
Mar 10, 2023The Information Delivery Specification (IDS) Candidate Standard has been issued to the Standards Committee for their review and feedback. The vote closes Friday 2nd June 2023. The IDS is a standard for defining information requirements in a way that is easily read by humans and interpreted by computers. This standard helps people in the built asset industry to better define their exchange requirements and adds clarity amongst various stakeholders. It ensures asset owners can specify accurately what they want and allows project participants with a better insight into what they need to deliver. It adds certainty and clarity when used in combination with other standards and services. With IDS, users can demand and verify the use of properties (including quantities and attributes), materials, classifications, entity types, and object dependency (partOf). As of now, IDS does not have the capability to define the details of geometry.Technical
Jun 6, 2023The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.View ReportTechnical
Jun 29, 2023The DocumentAPI is an interface standard that is a module on top of FoundationsAPI. It is a peer of the BCF API and part of the openCDE portfolio of interface standards. Voting closes on 22nd September 2023.Technical
Jul 12, 2023Please follow the link to review the Final Technical Report. The SC consultation period runs until the 25th August 2023.Building
Oct 10, 2023The openBIM for Electrical Engineering Activity Proposal has now been issued to the Standards Committee for their review and feedback. The vote closed on Tuesday 7th November 2023. This proposed activity will examine current bSI standards to identify the opportunities to better integrate the depth and breadth of Electrical Engineering domain data modelling and exchange requirements, with an ultimate goal to improve onboarding of electrical engineering and trades into BIM-based collaborative processes rooted in openBIM principles and standards. Investigations will be driven by an approach based on use case investigation and delivery of IDS. These activities are expected to include the delivery of content and documentation to support sufficient data modelling and exchange of electrical engineering systems among all project stakeholders during the entire life cycle of a built asset project.Electrical
Nov 8, 2023The Standards Committee feedback and results can be viewed using the following link.View ReportElectrical
Dec 5, 2023The DocumentsAPI Standard is approved by the Standards Committee Executive as final standard.Technical
Feb 15, 2024The "Use case 2.06 - Collision check & mechanical integration of medium voltage distribution systems in a building" Activity Proposal is now out for review by the Standards Committee. The vote closes on 14th March 2024.

The bSI Electrical Domain is dedicated to refining the IFC standard to enable it to better benefit the electrical trade, as its initial focus primarily served the architectural and structural sectors.
To identify necessary information, we base our evaluations on a use-case approach that covers the entire process lifecycle. Consequently, the Electrical Domain is designing these use cases to ensure the collection of only those data that bear practical significance.

Our main goal is to utilize as much as possible of the full potential that IFC already offers. Only in rare cases do we consider proposing an update of the missing IFC entities and properties for the electrical trade.

A secondary objective is to construct respective Information Delivery Specifications (IDSs) that embody these defined use cases. They will serve as standardized templates for generating and evaluating IFC files, thereby enhancing the practical utility of these use cases.
Our overarching aim is to increase efficiency and facilitate a smooth, seamless collaborative process among the various roles engaged in the electrical trade.

This activity proposal outlines the use case 2.06 – Collision check and mechanical integration of medium voltage distribution systems in a building model, performed by the electrical planner in phase 5.
Mar 14, 2024Electrical