Standards Program Activities

buildingSMART  is seeking to engage with companies and organisations from around the world to build the extensive breadth of standards required to properly enable the future and deliver the benefits of open shareable building (and infrastructure) information.

This table lists all the current activities that are progressing through the buildingSMART Standards Program

BuildingModel ViewFM Handover (CoBie)
BuildingModel ViewQuantity Take-Off
BuildingModel ViewEnergy Simulation
BuildingModel ViewScheduling
BuildingModel ViewAnnotation
BuildingIDM for Building ProgrammingPhase 1: Rooms and functions
BuildingIDM for Building ProgrammingPhase 2:
TechnicalEnable trust in BIM deliverablesmvdXML Standard
BuildingGlobal BIM Guide WikiBIM Guides using Web tool based on International best practice
Enable trust in BIM deliverablesmvdXML based tools to check models
ProductIFC mapping into bSDDIFC model "entities, types and psets" in bSDD web service
ProductAn IFC4 Primer: Real life object mappingTemplate for bSDD compatible User Guides
ProductData Dictionary EnablerTools templates & user guides to support the use of the bSDD. (follow on activities; TR1001 & TR1005)
InfrastructureInfrastructure AlignmentAlignment Standard 1.1
InfrastructureInternational IFC BridgesIFC extension for bridges
ProductProduct Templates and BIM Objects.BIM object standards, naming conventions etc for objects, attributes and shapes.
InfrastructureInfrastructure AlignmentUser guide to support Alignment Standard 1.1
InfrastructureInternational IFC Road & RailIFC extension for Road & Rail
InfrastructureInfra Asset ManagementRequirement definition study
InfrastructureUK IFC for Infrastructure Road MapFeasibility study
InfrastructureIntegration of spatial and built environment modellingBIM GIS Standards Collaboration Framework
InfrastructureOverall architectureInfra integration framework
Regulatorye-submission common guidelines
RegulatoryInterest group for automated code checking
TechnicalAugmented reality
TechnicalLinked building data groupifcOWL Ontology

We believe that collectively we all need to work together to deliver the openBIM benefits and encourage you to get involved: {LINK INVOLVED}

 Get Involved

If you are interested in any of these activities, or if you have an open BIM project that you would like to be considered for the Standards program, then please email