The buildingSMART openBIM Awards Program 2023 – Winners Announced

London, (September 20, 2023) - buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners and special mentions from the openBIM Awards 2023. All the finalists in this year’s program presented their projects during the buildingSMART International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, Norway, on Wednesday 20th of September. An elite jury deliberated following each set of presentations to select a winner from each category. A total of ten winners and five special mentions were announced at a live awards ceremony that evening. 

The full list of winners is as follows:

Winner in the category of ASSET MANAGEMENT:

  • HOCHTIEF ViCon and HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions – “Digital Twin for the maintenance and operation of motorways – Data driven information management along the project life cycle”– Germany.

Winner in the category of CONSTRUCTION for BUILDINGS:

  • Tecklenburg GmbH –“"Sustainable" interdisciplinary planning and construction of a district police authority in Germany (Bergheim)” – Germany.

Winner in the category of CONSTRUCTION for INFRASTRUCTURE

  • China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Limited,  – “The Applications of openBIM in Hangzhou West Railway Station”– China.

Winner in the category of DESIGN for BUILDINGS:

  • Finavia Corporation – “Helsinki Airport Development Programme Projects 2013–2023” – Finland.

Winner in the category of DESIGN for INFRASTRUCTURE:


Winner in the category of HANDOVER:

  • China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group Co Ltd and China Academy of Railway Sciences Corporation Ltd – “Multi-domain openBIM Digital Engineering Certification and Handover for JiuQuan-Ejina Railway –China.

Winner in the category of PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH:

  • Tsinghua University – “Knowledge-informed rule interpretation and automated design checking based on openBIM” – China.

Winner in the category of STUDENT RESEARCH:

  • Technical University of Munich – “BIM4EarlyLCA: Automated LCA for design decision support in early design stages using openBIM and NLP-based semantic model healing” – Germany.

Winner in the category of TECHNOLOGY:

  • Tsinghua University – “CBIMS: an openBIM+ Solution for Customizable BIM Checking based on buildingSMART & China National Standards” – China.


  • Technical University of Munich – “BIM4EarlyLCA: Automated LCA for design decision support in early design stages using openBIM and NLP-based semantic model healing” – Germany.

Special Mentions:

  • ACCA Software S.p.A. – geotwin (GIS Digital Twin) – A world of constructions a single digial twin – Italy.
  • China Communications Construction Company Ltd. –I-Park - openBIM Application in Hong Kong Integrated Waste Management Facilities Phase 1 (IWMF) -Construction” – Hong Kong, China.
  • Ecole de technologie superieure – Neural search for openBIM” – Canada.
  • Spol Architects – “Eucaliptos: unlocking the power of openBIM” – Brazil.
  • Water Supplies Department (HKSAR) – “Intelligent Water Trunk Transfer System with Predictive Maintenance, and AMIS-supported Asset Management, and AI-Driven openBIM and openGIS Integration for Smart Water Management” – Hong Kong, China.

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