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openBIM for Infrastructure

Jeffrey W. Ouellette, progress advocate for the global built asset industry Technical Committee Co-Chair, bS-USA Technical Room International Project Coordinator, bSI Senior Advisor, Software Vendor Engagement, TPF-5(372) BIM for Bridges and Structures, HDR, Inc. For almost two decades, the building industry has been engaged in a digital transformation known as Building Information Modeling, where changes to project design and delivery, as well as operations and asset management workflows are augmented…

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Center for integrated facility engineering (CIFE) Virtual Summer Program 2020

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The buildingSMART USA Chapter Re-launches

London, U.K. – November 23, 2020 – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that the US Chapter has re-launched to drive broader adoption of open standards in the US market. With a focus on building and infrastructure projects, and in response to owner mandates and resolutions being passed to support Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and openBIM, buildingSMART International is supporting efforts to develop a new engagement model for the US market. As…

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The buildingSMART Awards Winners Have Been Announced

London, (October 30, 2020) buildingSMART International is delighted to announce the full list of winners and special mentions for the Awards Program 2020. A total of 16 awards were announced at a live ceremony. Finalists presented their projects during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit on the 28th and 29th October 2020. From an original Jury of 111, a small finalist jury of between 3 and 5 members deliberated following the presentations and…

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buildingSMART International: Autodesk Joins Strategic Advisory Council

London, U.K. – October 26, 2020 – buildingSMART International announced today the addition of Autodesk to the organization’s Strategic Advisory Council (SAC). As an original founder of buildingSMART, Autodesk has a long standing relationship with buildingSMART and the addition of Autodesk to the SAC signals Autodesk’s commitment to open data standards at this pivotal time in the digitisation within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Autodesk is a market-leading, multi-national organization…

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buildingSMART International and Digital Twin Consortium Sign Memorandum of Understanding

London, U.K. – October 20, 2020 – buildingSMART International and the Digital Twin Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to align activities and joint working groups. This strategic initiative further strengthens the accelerated focus on the topic of digital twins. Since its formation in 2019, the buildingSMART Digital Twins Working Group (DTWG) has developed a key positioning paper titled, “Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins. The aim of the paper was…

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The buildingSMART International Awards Program 2020 Finalists Announced

London, (September 25, 2020) buildingSMART International is delighted to share the full list of finalists for the Awards Program 2020. Finalists will be invited to present their project to an independent jury for consideration as part of the rigorous award process. The finalist presentations will take place during the buildingSMART Virtual Summit between 28th – 29th October 2020. Attendees of the virtual summit will be able to watch the finalist presentations.…

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The International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm is Now Cancelled

  London, (June 30, 2020) – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), buildingSMART International (bSI) has cancelled the International Standards Summit, Lillestrøm, Norway that was scheduled for 5-8 October 2020. buildingSMART will now host a virtual summit with dates yet to be confirmed. This event had previously been postponed but has now been cancelled following advice from the Norwegian government and the hotel. The buildingSMART Awards Program will now take place virtually,…

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buildingSMART Positioning Paper: Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins

Digital Twins

London, U.K. – May 27, 2020 – buildingSMART International has made available a positioning paper on the subject of digital twins. This paper titled “Enabling an Ecosystem of Digital Twins” was worked on by the Digital Twins Working Group. The aim of the paper was to find ways of unlocking more value through the use of digital technologies applied to the work done by buildingSMART. This working group has developed this co-authored…

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Esri Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of AEC Workflows

London, U.K. – May 11, 2020 – buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Esri as a Multinational member. Esri is the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence. The company, headquartered in Redlands, California brings extensive expertise in mapping and spatial data analytics. The company has 10 regional offices in the U.S. and a network of more than 80 international distributors, with about a million users in 200…

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