buildingSMART openBIM Professional Certification Program

 

buildingSMART, the international organisation leading the development of openBIM standards, has initiated a new Program to support openBIM training. The Professional Certification program is an international endeavour that has been developed by chapters in Europe, Asia and the Americas and is expected to be adopted across the globe.

In recent years we have witnessed an accelerated adoption of BIM around the world. However, there is still a lot of confusion and a lack of consistency in defining processes and agreeing on basic terms and concepts.

There is also a great disparity in the competence of industry professionals who manage and deliver BIM projects. For BIM adoption to be successful, we need:

  1. consensus in the use of standardised terminology and processes and
  2. a benchmarking mechanism against which the competence of individuals can be measured.

As a recognized leader in the development of openBIM standards, buildingSMART is well positioned to bring clarity and consensus in the definition and application of openBIM principles. Through a standardized program, buildingSMART can provide a global benchmark for openBIM training and competency assessment.

buildingSMART CEO, Richard Petrie, believes the program will have a widespread impact across the global industry. ‘It will provide a stable reference point for professionals working in the field of Building Information Modelling. It will also assist employers in recruiting BIM professionals as well as providing transparency for project developers in procuring BIM competent consulting or contracting firms.’

Professional Certification Program coordinator Mark Baldwin adds, ‘it is important to emphasise that buildingSMART will not be delivering training itself. The Program exists to support and accredit training organisations to deliver approved courses.’ buildingSMART will also provide an online qualification exam for individuals who have attended approved courses.

The first phase of the Program, called Individual Qualification, was initiated in September 2017. With this the professional certification guidelines and content (the so-called learning outcome framework) were made available for buildingSMART Chapters to adopt and localised the Program for national requirements. The Program is still some month away for public launch, which will be announced individually by each participating buildingSMART Chapter.

The Program is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors.

Contact: professional.certification@buildingsmart.org

Source: buildingSMART

IFC4 Reference View Certification Launch

IFC4 Reference View certification was launched on 26th June 2017 on our new cloud-documentation platform known as the ‘b-Cert platform’.

Please register for certification at https://www.b-cert.org/

It’s purpose is to support the coordination of the planning disciplines architecture, structural analysis and building service. It especially supports clash detection and resolution of issues resulting from geometry.

Source: buildingSMART

buildingSMART International Awards 2017 is open for submissions

buildingSMART International (bSI) is pleased to announce the opening of the bSI Awards 2017 submission period.

Architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, clients and operators, students and any other interested parties are invited to submit their examples of benefiting from the use of bSI open standards and products. Submissions will be accepted from 1 May to 15 August 2017.

Richard Petrie, Chief Executive of bSI, adds, ‘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’.

‘We want to recognise and celebrate the benefits of using openBIM in the construction industry. We have seen an amazing surge in the use of open technology in all aspects of the building industry, including during the design stage, at the construction site, and in facility management and monitoring, and I encourage all users who have integrated any buildingSMART methods into their work processes to submit’, says Jan Karlshøj, Chair of the bSI Awards Committee.

About the awards

The buildingSMART International Awards recognize projects that demonstrate and inspire the use of open standards developed by the buildingSMART International community to overcome interoperability challenges in the industry. There are four (4) award categories which include: Design Using Open Technology, Construction Using Open Technology, Operations and Maintenance Using Open Technology, and Student Project Using Open Technology.

The winners for each category will be invited to accept their award at the Gala Dinner of the next buildingSMART International Technical Summit, taking place in London, United Kingdom, October 30th to  November 2nd, 2017. Additional Honourable Mentions will be given out, including submissions from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME)

All parties are welcome to take part in the competition. Entrants do not need to be members of the buildingSMART International organization. All participants must clearly demonstrate effective and inspirational use of open standards in AEC projects or services. A single team may submit proposals covering several categories, and organisations may equally participate in several categories. Eligible submissions may demonstrate be full project benefits or focus specifically on successful individual workflows.

The award winners will also receive publication of their submission on the bSI website. The aim of the award program is to inform and inspire others to take advantage of bSI open standards.  bSI Awards are not just about the success stories – we encourage competitors to share their full experiences, even highlighting the problems and challenges, as well as ideas about how buildingSMART solutions or software implementations of the standards could be improved.

How to submit your application

  • Design: Please upload at least one 3D illustration and one plan suitable for publication. If a finished project is submitted, please also upload one picture (300 dpi or higher resolution) in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format suitable for publication. Upload additional documentation, models, BCF-files and videos, if available.
  • Construction: Please upload at least one 3D illustration and one plan suitable for publication. If a finished project is submitted, please also upload one picture (300 dpi or higher resolution) in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format suitable for publication. Upload additional documentation, models, BCF-files and videos, if available.
  • Operation and Maintenance: Please remember to upload at least two illustrations (300 dpi or higher resolution) in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format suitable for publication.
  • Student Project: Please upload a minimum of two illustrations (300 dpi or higher resolution) in TIFF, JPEG or EPS format suitable for publication. Upload additional documentation, models, BCF-files and videos, if available.

Please fill in the form here (link opens in new window). You can submit the form and add any missing information at a later stage by using the link in the mail that you will receive from Google after you have submitted the form for the first time.

Please email your documents using this special link for emailing large files – https://buildingsmart.wetransfer.com/ (link opens in new window) and send to awards@buildingsmart.org. You will receive email acknowledgement that the email has been opened.

Please note that submissions will be accepted using the process above between 1 May and 15 August 2017. No submissions will be accepted after 23:59 hrs CET on 15 August 2017.

Any questions should be addressed to Jan Karlshøj at jan.karlshoej@gravicon.dk

Source: buildingSMART

ETIM International and buildingSMART International announce collaborative partnership

The recently signed partnership will strengthen the interoperability of open standards throughout the building and infrastructure lifecycle and value chain and improve the broader availability of digital product information.

During its annual General Assembly in Frankfurt in February 2017, Franz Ernst, President of ETIM International, in the presence of most of the country members of ETIM, signed a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between ETIM International and buildingSMART International

Following exploratory meetings between the international offices of both organisations in the second half of 2016, complemented by successful collaboration at local level in the Netherlands and Norway, the two parties agreed on the critical benefits of promoting closer coordination of their respective activities to strengthen open-standard based interoperability throughout the building and infrastructure lifecycle and value chain.

ETIM and bSI will work together on a joint project in respect of the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) and ETIM’s product classification standard.  In particular this will consider the inclusion of a single representation of the ETIM standard on the bSDD platform taking account of the governance and work flow requirements of both standard systems.

read more Source: buildingSMART

International Summit – Barcelona, Spain

April 3 – April 6

The summit is a special opportunity to meet with world leaders in the development and delivery of open sharable data. We expect all the buildingSMART Chapters from around the world to be represented, providing an opportunity for experts to share knowledge for further enhancement of buildingSMART’s openBIM processes and standards.

There will be plenary sessions presenting information about the most recent standards, processes, tools and projects, as well as the main schedule of working sessions dealing with key themes.

We have a very comprehensive agenda which will include;

  • The latest developments for Infrastructure; Roads, Rail, Bridge and Asset Management as well as the IFC4 alignment deployment
  • MVD development for Buildings
  • New specialist areas, Airports and Construction for users of digital data standards
  • Digital standards for Regulation authorities
  • buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) working sessions
  • Working sessions aimed at Users in the AEC industry

The outputs and resolutions from the previous Summit in Korea (September 25 -28 2016) will be developed in Barcelona.

Source: buildingSMART

BIM Collaboration Format explained

buildingSMART has published a short video explaining BIM Collaboration Format, BCF

It gives a 2 minute overview of one aspect of buildingSMART’s vendor neutral approach to design, construction and operate of assets in the built environment.

We are grateful to the members of the BCF Group and the support of Aconex for producing this video.

buildingSMART International Summit – Jeju, Korea | September 2016

Registration is open for our next working Summit being held on Jeju Island, Korea.
September 25 – September 29. Places are now filling fast and we encourage you to register soon.

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The Registration site and more details are here.

The summit is a special opportunity to meet with world leaders in the development and delivery of open data exchange standards and digital best practice. We expect all the buildingSMART Chapters from around the world to be represented, providing an opportunity for experts to share knowledge for further enhancement of buildingSMART’s openBIM processes and standards.

There will be plenary sessions presenting information about the most recent standards, processes, tools and projects, as well as the main schedule of working sessions dealing with key themes.

We have a very comprehensive agenda which includes;

  • The latest developments for Infrastructure; Roads, Rail, Bridge and Asset Management as well as the IFC4 alignment deployment
  • MVD development for Buildings
  • New specialist areas, Airports and Construction for users of digital data standards
  • Digital standards for Regulation authorities
  • buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) working sessions
  • Working sessions aimed at Users in the AEC industry

We look forward to welcoming you on Jeju and at our future Summits.

Registration for Summit on Jeju, Korea

Source: buildingSMART

Airport Room, call for participation

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buildingSMART International is launching a new specialist Room for developing and deploying open digital standards specifically for the Airport environment. The Asset Management department at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is taking the lead in creating this with us.airport-sign-e1468482272932

The benefits to be derived are:

  • Unification of digital standards to enable more efficient working from the common supply chain.
  • Enable Asset management decisions based on cost, risk and performance for the entire lifecycle of airport facilities to be easier to make and more robust
  • Make innovative design and build solutions, reducing disruption at the Airport, easier to justify and re-purposing of the facilities easier to execute.
  • Enable economies of scale with the supply chain and maintenance suppliers. Currently each airport group is developing its own BIM standards and there is not a uniform data exchange format to approach the market for airport facilities (eg. APBB, LEPC, airfield lights, scanners etc.).
  • Link to the wider buildingSMART Industry Foundation Class (IFC) environment to allow Airport Asset Managers to use the IFC developments for Buildings and Infrastructure in their portfolio.

The official launch of the Airport Room will be on the 28 September 2016 at our Summit in Korea.

A pre meeting will be held on 26 August 2016 at Schiphol Airport.

We invite all interested parties to contact us for further details.

Email: contact@buildingsmart.org 

source: buildingSMART | international home of openBIM

buildingSMART Board of Directors elected

At the recent meeting of the International Council in Oslo, elections took place for the buildingSMART International Board of Directors.

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Chair: Patrick MacLeamy, Deputy Chair: Jan Myhre, Members: Inhan Kim, Tiina Koppinen, Bill Moore, Christophe Moreau, Dirk Schaper and Rasso Steinmann

We are delighted to welcome Inhan, Bill and Christophe to the Board and thank all the other members for their continued great service.

This is a very broad business based leadership and has great experience in the architectural, engineering, construction and technical communities which will drive the transformation that buildingSMART is targetting.

The full profiles of the Board members are listed here.

bSI Newsletter No.23 | buildingSMART newsletter No.23. April 2016

No 23 BSI Newsletter Final Version

bSI Newsletter No. 23 is now available – This edition covers the formation of the vibrant new Swiss Chapter, a welcome to Kajima Corporation as our first strategic advisory member from Asia, an insight into the Intranet tool, and a word from the new chair of the Implementation Support Group…