IFC4 Add1 – the first addendum of IFC4 incorporating necessary improvements that had been identified during the pilot implementations and the development activities for the first Model View Definitions.
- IFC4 – (formerly IFC2x4) – has been released as the new IFC platform for the upcoming years in 2013. It incorporates several extensions of IFC in building, building service and structural areas, enhancements of geometry and other resource components, and numerous quality improvements, fully integrated simple ifcXML specification, and a new documentation format
IFC4 support information:
- all official buildingSMART Model View Definitions for IFC4 are published at this site, currently:
- implementation specific guidelines and information are listed here
In October, over one hundred experts assembled in Singapore to work on the creation of world’s future open building and infrastructure data standards.
Since the last working summit in London, 5 standards have been endorsed as buildingSMART Final Standards, and the number of initiatives in progress is healthier than ever with 27 Activities currently developing a broad range of new output.
The key milestones achieved during the summit include:
- 24 nations attended 52 meetings
- Key note presentations from Autodesk, Trafikverket and Nemetschek Group set the tone on user expectations
- the Standards Committee Executive (SCE) agreed to put forward; ISO IDM Standard, mvdXML Trust in BIM deliverables and IFC for LAND XML report as final standards and technical reports.
- A memorandum of understanding between bSI, Trafikverket, Rijkwaterstat and Liikennevirasto (the Swedish, Dutch & Finnish Traffic Agencies) was signed, ensuring funding and leadership of new infrastructure initiatives.
- The Compliance Program finalised the proposal for the development of a buildingSMART accreditation scheme
- The Technical Executive model was progressed to ensure harmonization across all the initiatives to providing consistent and quality output worthy of the bSI brand.
Focus on what the User needs was a key theme throughout the week and significant strides in improved leadership and coordination strategies were made.
The full set of resolutions and presentations from the summit are posted at Standards Summit Program
The list of standards work is to be found on the Activities page.
buildingSMART International is very grateful to the Singapore Chapter and their sponsors for the excellent organisation and hospitality that ensured this summit was such a great success.
Be sure to join us at our next Summit in April 2016 in the Netherlands.