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.

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…

Rijkswaterstaat, a leading infrastructure owner becomes a member of buildingSMART

RWS-150x52The 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.

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‘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

New buildingSMART Chapter in Switzerland

swiss-flag270-1On 12 January, a new buildingSMART chapter was launched in Switzerland. Its host organisation, Bauen Digital Schweiz (Digital Construction Switzerland) is an industry wide group formed to lead digitization of the built asset owners, their construction and facility operation supply chains as well as organisations and associations linked to construction sector.

‘Following the creation of Bauen Digital Schweiz and the launch of buildingSMART Switzerland, we are moving into the next phase of implementation and development and ask our Swiss partners to play an active part in shaping these important changes,’ said Peter Scherer

‘The new chapter has the reach and the insight to allow it to become a major player in rolling out collaborative working based on open technology,’ said Chris Groome, business manager and company secretary who manages the chapter programme.
Swissbau 2016 | Swissbau Focus | IG Bauen digital Schweiz und buildingSMART International

Swissbau 2016 | Swissbau Focus | IG Bauen digital Schweiz und buildingSMART International
Swissbau 2016 | Swissbau Focus | IG Bauen digital Schweiz und buildingSMART International

buildingSMART has worldwide reach and operates in countries through a network of country chapters. These chapters ensure local needs are understood, promote industry change and assist with deployment of new tools and working methods.

source: buildingSMART | international home of openBIM

buildingSMART International Standards Summit – The Netherlands | April 2016

Benelux Chapter hosts buildingSMART International Standards Summit, April 11 – April 14 2016 | Rotterdam!

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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.

Source: buildingSMART

 

IFC4 Add1 Release | Open BIM

IFC4_add1IFC4 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:

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