London, (March 15, 2021) – buildingSMART International (bSI) is delighted to announce that the annual Awards Program is open. Registration opens on 15th March 2021.

Since its launch, the buildingSMART Awards Program has continued to grow with record numbers in 2020. With 111 submissions and 16 category winners, there is continued optimism that the program will once again be well-received.

Aidan Mercer, Marking Director, buildingSMART International said “the Awards Program is quite unique. With a broad jury panel and strict judging criteria, only projects that demonstrate openBIM principles become finalists and then eventually winners are selected. It is unique in the rigour we put in to ensure the highest quality projects make it through as finalists. I’m delighted with the continued growth and professionalisation of the program and look forward to another successful year in 2021”.

There is a small change in the categories and new roles for Chapter Liaisons. If you would like to learn more and to find out how to enter your project, you can visit the dedicated awards page here - buildingSMART Awards 2021.

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 www.buildingsmart.org.