Cloud-based Data Dictionary Launched

A new cloud-based version of its buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) was launched by buildingSMART International (bSI) on March 19 at its international committee meeting in Stockholm.


The bSDD, which provides a shared system for identifying and validating names of the components and properties used in building information models, is one of a set of buildingSMART standards that enables collaborative working.

This is the first time that the bSDD has been made available through an online web service on the buildingSMART website, with content access and tools that run in a web browser. The new version offers improved base content and content management tools, is easier to use (thanks to the web browser), responds speedily to queries and gives access to IFC 2x4 property sets.

The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) is now available here.