The buildingSMART Awards Program is now Open

London, March 12, 2024 — buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to declare the commencement of the annual openBIM Awards Program for 2024. As the standards body driving the digital transformation in the built environment bSI invites participants from around the world to showcase their outstanding achievements in leveraging openBIM methodologies.

Key Highlights:

  1. Sustainability Excellence:
    • The heart of the program lies in promoting sustainable practices. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate how they’ve harnessed openBIM to achieve better social, environmental, and economic outcomes.
  2. ROI and Business Value:
    • In addition to technical excellence, we’re excited to continue a new the ROI and Business Value to quantify the direct benefits and impact of standards and services in real-world projects.
  3. Project Delivery Excellence:
    • Recognizing excellence across the project lifecycle:
      • Design using openBIM: Outstanding projects demonstrating excellence during the design phase.
      • Construction using openBIM: Remarkable achievements in the construction phase.
      • Handover using openBIM: Excellence in dataset handover during project close-out.
  4. Operational Excellence:
    • Celebrating operational efficiency:
      • Asset Management using openBIM: Effective lifecycle information management.
      • Facilities Management: From real estate planning to emergency preparedness, we honor data-driven excellence.
  5. Research Excellence:
    • Advancing interoperability:
      • Professional Research using openBIM: Industry and academic research driving innovation.
      • Student Research using openBIM: Student-led explorations shaping the future.

Dan Little, Events and Marketing Manager, and Awards Program Leader at buildingSMART International, shares:

“The Awards Program has become an integral part of our bSI activities. It’s where we witness best practices, technical brilliance, and the practical application of standards and services. As we evolve, 2023 promises an exciting journey, culminating in the finalists’ presentations at the International Summit in Valencia, 2024.”

For more details and to participate, visit the buidlingSMART Awards Page.

About buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset economy. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012. Further information is available on the Internet at