Registration has now officially closed for the buildingSMART Awards 2018. The buildingSMART Awards is part of the International Standards Summit, held in Tokyo between 16-19 October 2018. This year sees a record number of submissions, comprising a total of 85 from 20 different countries. These projects will be shortlisted by an independent set of jurors covering different domains at the prestigious awards ceremony in October.
The criteria required for organizations included demonstrating deployment of one or more of buildingSMART’s tools or standards. Finalists will be judged on how effective or how innovatively they have been used to overcome interoperability challenges. The award categories span Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance and Student Research.
Susan Keenliside, Awards Project Manager, expressed her delight with the number of submissions which “reinforces and reflects the breadth and depth of buildingSMART tools actively used in projects”.
The international summit will bring together experts from around the world to improve the development of open digital standards for the design, build and management of assets in the built environment.
For more information, please visit the buildingSMART Awards | event site.
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.
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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.
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.
source: buildingSMART | international home of openBIM
The Dutch roads and water systems authority, Rijkswaterstaat has joined buildingSMART International as a standard member, one of the four classes of membership offered by bSI. Rijkswaterstaat is a strong supporter of open BIM and is already contributing funding to some of buildingSMART’s infrastructure projects.
‘In the Netherlands we have a significant infrastructure network of roads, viaducts, bridges and tunnel complexes, together with our extensive network of waterways and water systems,’ said Herman Winkels [ Program Manager of Rijkswaterstaats Bim programme]. ‘We need optimal data-sharing solutions based on open standards for design, construction and maintenance. International cooperation is in our vision essential to achieve this, since the market (IT wise and construction wise) is really an international one. Hence Rijkswaterstaat invests in bSI to share this vision and create the relevant open standards.’
Rob Roef, the Vice Chair of buildingSMART Benelux, said ‘we are pleased that Rijkswaterstaat has joined the international membership team as their experience and abilities will give real drive to the development of the new international infrastructure standards being developed. This in turn will then have significant benefit for the use of open BIM in the Netherlands as well as the rest of the world.’
Welcoming Rijkswaterstaat to bSI, CEO Richard Petrie commented, ‘Having such a significant infrastructure owner closely involved with our work will enable faster uptake of digitisation in infrastructure.’
source: buildingSMART | international home of openBIM
Benelux Chapter hosts buildingSMART International Standards Summit, April 11 – April 14 2016 | Rotterdam!
We are pleased to invite buildingSMART members and their guests to attend the buildingSMART International spring summit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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 giving information about the most recent standards, processes, tools and projects, as well as working sessions dealing with key themes.
The venue is De Doelen
The schedule for the event and registration details will be available shortly.
Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year to all | #IFC4 Certification expected to be launched early 2016 #OpenBIM
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.
Final version IFC4 Add1 released in July 2015 as buildingSMART Final Standard. Baseline for IFC4 Reference View V1.0 and IFC4 Design Transfer View V1.0
- 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
- final version IFC4 released in March 2013
- see IFC4 Add1 for minor updates to be incorporated for official IFC4 Model View Definitions
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
buildingSMART International has generated two more open sharable standards through its Standards Program. The development of these standards has followed a rigorous process and been endorsed by the International Standards Committee.
The purpose of the IFC4 Design Transfer View is to provide building information with support for editing of interconnected elements.
- IFC4 Design Transfer View
Such applications enable inserting, deleting, moving, and modifying physical building elements and spaces. An example of a target scenario is an architect providing building design information to an engineer for a particular discipline, where geometric modifications may need to be made.
The main purpose of the IFC4 Reference View is to define a standardized subset of the IFC4 schema, a Model View Definition MVD, that is particularly suitable for all BIM work flows that are based on reference models where the exchange is mainly one-directional.
Over 160 people from 19 different nations gathered in London Watford for the buildingSMART International Standards Conference.
Key milestones achieved during the summit include:
- The inaugural meeting of the Standards Committee (SC) took place
- The Standards Process, launched in Toronto, was used throughout the summit
- The Standards Committee Executive (SCE) agreed to put forward, S1004 IFC alignment 1.0 and S1001 Coordination MVDs for IFC4 (Design Transfer View) and S1002 (Reference View), for endorsement as bSI Final Standard
- 4 Initiation requests were received to create a bSI Standard Proposal
- 1 Development request to approve as bSI Candidate Standard
- 4 Deployment request to approve as bSI Final Standard
- Room Charters continued to be developed ready for final issue in June
The full set of resolutions and presentations from the summit are posted at Standards Summit Program
View the Activities list for a complete picture of Standards and Technical Reports progress
buildingSMART International thanks the UK Chapter, their sponsors and BRE for the excellent organisation and hospitality.
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.