Richard Kelly to join buildingSMART International as Operations Director

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BuildingSMART International is delighted to announce that it has appointed Richard Kelly to the new full time role of Operations Director.

Richard comes from Heathrow Airport Ltd. where he has an asset management and process improvement leadership role. He will take up his new post on 9 March 2015. buildingSMART International made significant progress during 2014 in reorganizing its activities to provide the stronger leadership demanded of it around the world as the uptake of open BIM gathers pace.

The creation of a new post of Operations Director represents an important move to strengthen further the leadership capability of buildingSMART International. Richard will focus on the day to day operations of buildingSMART and on developing the Standards Program.

…Read more: www.buildingsmart.com

Review period for IFC4 Design Transfer View beta announced

London / Munich, Nov 14, 2014

As part of the buildingSMART Project P2 “Coordination View successor for IFC4”, the second Model View Definition (MVD), the IFC4 Design Transfer View, has been published as a beta version.

The beta version is now out for public review until Dec 12, 2014. It is based on the IFC4 Addendum 1 RC1, that has been published in parallel and undergoes the same review cycle.

See the official website for all information, online access, downloads and guidelines on how to comment during the review period.

The work has been carried out by the Model Support Group on behalf of buildingSMART International enabled by generous support from DIBK – Norwegian Building Authority.

More info

Review period for IFC4 Addendum 1 beta announced

The beta version of a minor IFC4 update, the IFC4 Addendum 1, has been published on 11. Aug 2014. The review period is now open until 30. Sep 2014.

London / Munich, Aug 11, 2014

As part of the ongoing maintenance work on its main standard specification, the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for BIM data sharing, buildingSMART International has published today the beta version of a minor enhancement of the IFC4 specification, the IFC4 Addendum 1.

The beta version is now out for public review until Sep 30, 2014. At the same time, the first official Model View Definition (MVD), based on IFC4 Addendum 1, has been published as well.

See the official website for all information, online access, downloads and guidelines on how to comment during the review period.

IFC4 Addendum 1 beta release

The work has been carried out by the Model Support Group on behalf of buildingSMART International.

bSI meeting in Stockholm – March 2014

Details of the bSI meetings in Stockholm on 17th – 20th March 2014 are now available.

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A draft program for the meetings and sessions during the ITM week in Stockholm in March 2014 has now been prepared. Details of meeting locations and accommodation options are also available.

Download draft program (updated 18th Feb)

Local contact
Väino Tarandi
Technical coordinator buildingSMART Nordic
vaino.tarandi@abe.kth.se

The BCF 2.0 proposal is public on github

The BCF 2.0 proposal is public on github: Please use the issue tracker for feedback. Click on the image for the link.

buildingSMART-ISG (Implementer Support Group) has created a task group for defining BCF 2.0 and the result of this work will be provided before the next ISG meeting in Prague, on the 9 of September 2013. There are lots of improvements proposed, most important are:

  • Support for multiple snapshots/viewpoints on topics.
  • Improved control of colour, visibility and colour was added to visualization. This is a difficult issue as you never know how many models that might be open at the same time. The topic might have been created while two models where opened and is later “covered” by a third domain model.
  • New support for bitmaps on viewpoints. This is to allow for overlays of text, sketches etc in viewpoints.
  • Support for “BimSnipplets”. These are in effect small ifcXML, ifc2x4 or ifc4 files. This is to support eg. provision for voids.
  • Support for “DocumentReference”. Could refer to a file in the topic folder or to an URL.
  • Email added to comments for better identification of authors.
  • A topic comment can now have the status of open or closed. If more granularity is needed “VerbalStatus” can be used. A set of proposed status lists might be provided with the documentation of the format.
  • minor optional improvements like the possibility to index topics was also added.

The improved BCF 2.0 will be backwards compatible with BCF 1.0. The work is being documented on ISG Jira with participants from Catenda, DDS, Iabi, ISG, Solibri and Tekla.

A second task group currently is working on a standardised webservice, so that BCF could be synchronised automatically among various applications and platforms, in future.

soure: http://matteocominetti.com/bim-collaboration-format-2-0-bcf

bim+ | cloud based BIM


bim+ simplifies your daily work
bim+ is an open cloud based platform for the building industry. bim+ uses the best technologies for the internet, cloud, apps and mobile devices to help all participants in the building process.

Being open is critical for your success, and ours. bim+ is vendor independent. Your BIM models can come from CAD tools of any vendor. bim+ is IFC and OPEN BIM compliant and has an open API. This results in an open ecosystem of innovative developers from around the world who create apps and services for bim+.

bim+ is an open platform that helps you build faster and better. It provides the simplest way to store, share, visualize and connect your building information. bim+ is a cloud-based service for anybody involved in the design, construction and management of buildings.

  • bim+ is an open, “All-Connect” platform for connecting people, information and BIM models to build faster. bim+ is Open BIM compliant.
  • bim+ provides universal access, sharing and connection of relevant building information; enabling seamless collaboration among all people in the project
  • bim+ is designed, using the latest Internet computing, cloud technologies, mobile devices and social communication.
  • bim+ is the future of the Internet based building Industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls7FGzZKrek

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The bim+ API provides an interface for accessing the building information and models. It connects the building project information to a vast number of developers providing innovative Apps that can operate on the building models and information. bim+ API Reference

Autodesk supports BIM interoperability | #IFC

Autodesk’s work on our data exchange protocols underscores our ongoing commitment to support industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) interoperability standards and open source data exchange methodologies.

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  • Autodesk created IFC Open Source export for Revit in 2011, which have been downloaded more than 30,000 times by users from more than 100 countries.
  • Autodesk has contributed at least 24 updates to the IFC export capabilities, and has updated the IFC open source 26 times.

Revit software products conform to IFC standards

Revit software products were among the first on the market to receive the buildingSMART IFC Coordination View 2.0 export certification, and to create IFC files in the latest IFC4 standard.

  • Since 2005, Revit products have offered IFC file export and import, making it possible to export replicas of project models into the standard IFC file format. Users can then import IFC files into any design program that complies with the standard, supporting greater interoperability throughout the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
  • Autodesk has supported the buildingSMART initiative on COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) BIM data standard.
  • In January of 2013, we completed the independently audited buildingSMART Alliance COBie Design Challenge for Architectural Design and Coordinated Design, achieving industry-leading scores for technical proficiency.
  • Autodesk has worked with organizations worldwide to promote open standards, including:
  • U.S. National BIM Standard (NBIMS) and related efforts of COBie and National CAD Standard (NCS).
  • U.K. Government BIM initiative
  • The Bavarian Government FM Handover IFC Model View Definition

Autodesk supports BIM interoperability | #IFC by laurenssen

International buildingSMART BIM Week & Forum – München 2013

The half-yearly meeting of the International User Group, the International Technical Management Committee, the Process Room, the Product Room and the Infrastructure Room will take place in Munich on 7th-10th October 2013.

International buildingSMART BIM Week & Forum 2013

The international buildingSMART BIM Week & Forum, Munich in 2013 is THE BIM EVENT of the year 2013 and a unique opportunity to receive an inside view into global BIM procedures!

This year the international buildingSMART meeting takes place in Germany. From the 7th to the 10th of October approved BIM experts meet in Munich to discuss the newest developing trends, innovations and their experiences with BIM.

The international BIM Week overlaps with ExpoReal, Europe´s biggest real estate fair. The organizer, buildingSMART e.V., expects about 700 international visitors during the BIM WEEK.

The event consists of two parts: the BIM Week Workshops and the buildingSMART Forum. More info, agenda and registration link http://www.buildingsmart.de/veranstaltungen/buildingsmart-forum/international-buildingsmart-bim-week-und-forum-2013/english-version

bSI Newsletter No.12 | buildingSMART newsletter No.12. May 2013

bSI NewsbuildingSMART International | bSI Newsletter No.12. May 2013 by laurenssen

 

As news extra an interview with Christopher Zoog – a HOK buildingSMART specialist – describes an example of IFC4 integration in a complex façade study for a major new hospital building in New York City…

Newsextra toThe future with IFC4 Interview with Christopher Zoog, HOK bSI No 12 by laurenssen

Industry Day Seminar May 24th 2013 | buildingSMART Finland

Industry Day Seminar May 24th 2013

Following the IC meetings in Helsinki, there will Industry Day seminar on 24th of May. The seminar language will be English. The location of the seminar is Rakennustietosäätiö (Building Information Foundation RTS), Malminkatu 16A 8th floor, Helsinki 00100.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA
9:00 BIM in Finland 2013

  • National BIM Survey

9:30 BIM requirements and Guidelines

  • COBIM development
    BEC2012 (BIM guidelines for prefabricated concrete elements)
    BIM guidelines for Infra Structure
    BIM guidelines in USA
    BIM guidelines in Norway

11:30 Coffee
12:00 Software Certification for IFC
12:30 IFC4, What’s new?
13:00 End of Seminar