buildingSMART International Membership Grows

buildingSMART International is pleased to welcome several new members to the organisation. The new members have demonstrated a commitment to developing and leveraging open digital standards to improve the built asset economy. They also represent diversity, spanning the infrastructure community to advance project delivery and asset performance. These globally-spread organisations are committed to improving open and interoperable standards by leveraging BIM deliverables, digital workflows and open and collaborative ways of working.

The new members are:

GRAPHISOFT, part of the Nemetschek Group, has joined as an international member to enhance their global position as a BIM software provider for architects. GRAPHISOFT has a mission to bring BIM into common practice for the design and realization of buildings by enabling model-based workflow integration through innovative IT solutions.

BIM Infra.dk has joined as a standard member and brings together two of Denmark’s largest construction firms, Banedanmark and Road Directorate. This 5-year collaboration agreement aims to develop digital transformation in the construction sector based on international standards. Their mission is to adopt BIM processes and will make the next step into a digital future, which is in-line with the Government’s strategy for Denmark’s digital growth.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has joined as a standard member and is a tri-jurisdictional government agency that operates transit service in the Washington metropolitan area. As part of its future expansion plans, WMATA wants to leverage the open and interoperable standards at buildingSMART to augment the level of reliability, safety and overall service for its citizens. Their ambition is to develop an ISO 55000 Asset Management system underpinned by reliable information.

OYO Corporation has joined as a standard member and is a geotechnical engineering consultancy that delivers expertise in subsurface geoscience. OYO Corporation delivers safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly solutions for areas such as bionomics, forestry, agriculture, soil environment, and waste engineering.

DBA Group has joined as a standard member and provides information and communication technology for the entire project and asset lifecycle. DBA Group develops process automation software platforms for project, asset and lifecycle management and consulting services for public works departments and other infrastructure sectors.

Pro Material Solutions has joined as a standard member and provides architects, designers, contractors, facility managers and anyone in the commercial construction industry by enabling users access to their digital database of architectural products and materials. Pro Material Solutions helps to save time, money and reduces the environmental impact on the construction sector.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) has joined as a standard member and is the infrastructure manager for the national rail network in Italy. Their responsibility includes the management and upgrades along the 16,700 kilometres of tracks, including the stations and physical assets. RFI is also responsible for the technological developments and coordinates safety, reliability and services for its their passengers. RFI is part of the consortium within buildingSMART that is delivering an IFC Rail project.

The full list of buildingSMART International members

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

Source: buildingSMART

Annual Report 2017 published

The International Council endorses the 2017 Annual Report

At International Council Meeting held in Washington DC in May 2018, the 2017 Annual Report was endorsed.

‘Open digital solutions including openBIM are of increasing demand in the built asset industries; our work in creating international consensus and supporting the implementation of those standards is of growing importance. The road ahead is complex, especially as the functionality and use of the web increases. I am convinced of the vital nature of our work and remain excited and inspired by the opportunity and challenge of rising to fulfl those needs.’ Richard Petrie Chief Executive

The report is available to read and download here.

Source: buildingSMART

openBIM Season – bSI Awards 2018

Tønsbergprosjektet
(l to r) Tom Einertson, Client Group Project Director, Inge Aarseth, Client Group, Steen Sunesen, Linkarkiteckur (Architects), Pål Trollsås, Skanska (Contractor)

Tønsbergprosjektet | Winners of the Design Award 2017 (l to r) Tom Einertson, Client Group Project Director, Inge Aarseth, Client Group, Steen Sunesen, Linkarkiteckur (Architects), Pål Trollsås, Skanska (Contractor)

buildingSMART 2018 awards open for submission

Submissions for the buildingSMART International 2018 Awards—recognizing use of open technology in four categories including design, construction, operations and maintenance, and student research—are now being accepted until July 31, 2018. Winners from each of the four categories will be recognized at the International Standards Summit in Tokyo (October 16–19).

The award program was created to showcase projects using buildingSMART solutions in an effective and innovative way. Submissions must demonstrate use of one or more buildingSMART tools or standards (e.g., IFC2x3, bSDD, etc.).

‘It’s an opportunity for companies to showcase their application of buildingSMART open standard solutions to current challenges of interoperability faced during collaborative project delivery or asset operations.’ Richard Petrie, Chief Executive

Participation is open to anyone, including non-members. Judges are called from each of the buildingSMART chapters. BuildingSMART will showcase as many outstanding submissions as possible—not just those from the winning projects.

The submission process is broken down into three stages:

Stage 1 [“The Claim]

Simply identifies your interest in submitting your project for award consideration. This stage is open to all applicants. If you are unsure if your project qualifies, feel free to submit the registration form and the team will contact you to discuss. Don’t forget about our Frequently Asked Questions section on the website.

Stage 2 [“The Evidence”]

If your project qualifies after Stage 1, you will provide the technical information used to support your case for consideration for a buildingSMART award. Please provide clear responses and demonstrations of the buildingSMART solutions and open BIM standards you used in your project. Demonstration of client and stakeholder benefits will significantly strengthen your submission.

Stage 3 [“The Promotion”]

Occurs once your project has been selected by the jury as a world class buildingSMART Award winner. At this point you will have the opportunity to provide marketing material related to the project and your firm that you can present during the award program in Tokyo.

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The award was given for the first time at the international summit in Toronto in October 2014. See past winners here.

Source: buildingSMART

International Summit, Paris France – 2018

buildingSMART International are pleased to announce that the first international Summit of 2018 will be held in Paris on the 26 – 29 March

The content will include the development of open digital standards for improving the design, build and management of assets in the built environment.

As well as the technical creation activities, there will be a strong focus on those who use and receive the benefit of openBIM with regard to their assets.

The agenda will be structured around the buildingSMART domains; Building, Rail, Infrastructure, Product, Airport, Regulation and Construction.

Details of the Summit agenda and registration will follow soon.

Source: buildingSMART