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What are the requirements for joining Open BIM?

The Open BIM program welcomes not only software vendors but Organizations and Building Projects of the AEC industry as well. The OPEN BIM™ logo is a guarantee that a software solution, a design or engineering practice or a building project fully meets the requirements of open collaboration. Participants of the Open BIM Program agree to fully comply with the following requirement respective to its role in the AEC industry:

Software Vendors

  • Must be the developer of software which is recognized as contributing to BIM solutions for the AEC Industry
  • Must fully support the actual IFC coordination view standard
  • Must commit to development of Open BIM workflow solutions
  • Must publicly endorse superiority of the Open BIM approach
  • Must promote the Open BIM Program in the following ways:
    • Must have a dedicated section for Open BIM on their corporate website
    • Must publish the official Open BIM definition on the front page of this section
    • Must use the official Open BIM logo on each page of this section of the website
    • Must publish the Open BIM program’s FAQ document unchanged on this website
    • If presenting Open BIM must use the slides provided in the Open BIM presentation template
    • Must use the official Open BIM logo in any communication related to Open BIM
    • May use the Open BIM logo on corporate communication templates; in such case:
    • Must follow the usage guidelines specified in the Open BIM branding package

Organizations in the AEC Industry

  • Must be using a software solution from a Software Vendor as defined above
  • Must implement full BIM workflow for own project deliverables
  • Must commit to implement model-based coordination workflow with other trades regardless of the other parties’ BIM software
  • Must endorse the Open BIM concept in local/global community in the following ways:
    • Must have a dedicated section for Open BIM on their company website
    • Must publish the official Open BIM definition on the front page of this section
    • Must use the official Open BIM logo on each page of this section of the website
    • Must publish the Open BIM program’s FAQ document unchanged on this website
    • May use the Open BIM logo to promote the project and on company templates; in such case:
    • Must follow the usage guidelines specified in the Open BIM branding package

Building Projects in the AEC Industry

  • Must provide equal opportunity to participate in the project regardless of BIM software used
  • Must be delivered using full-fledged BIM workflows throughout the entire AEC process
  • Must be fully coordinated using Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the entire AEC process
  • May use the Open BIM logo to promote the project; in such case:
    • Must follow the usage guidelines specified in the Open BIM branding package

Where can I find more information about Open BIM?

OPEN BIM is supported by various organizations that host related information in their own domains. To find some relevant information you may also choose to visit any of the following pages: