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Upcoming Webinars

Industry Series


buildingSMART USA’s Airport Room Takes Flight! (Part 2)

December 8 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

The buildingSMART USA Airport Room will discuss their efforts in road mapping digital connectivity for the AEC/O Industry and discuss what problems we are trying to solve today to improve interoperability.

Join us to learn more about our efforts and how you can get involved!


Wade Martin (Balfour Beatty), Posh Supupramai (HDR), Scott Yates (EDI Engineering), Ian Howell (buildingSMART USA), Cindy Baldwin (VDCO Tech)



Technical Series


Solutions Provider Group (SPG)

January 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

On Demand Webinars

Technical Series

Meet the New buildingSMART USA Technical Committee

June 23 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

The first of the buildingSMART USA Webinar series; join us as the new USA chapter of buildingSMART showcases the Technical Committee with its leaders Jeffrey W. Ouellette and Dr. Dennis Shelden. We'll see what is in store for the future of the chapter and how the technical concerns of the US industry will be addressed alongside its international counterparts.

The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) Service & US national standard content (USDD)

August 11 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

buildingSMART International has built a new platform to serve the information rationalization and cross-referencing needs of the built asset industry, the bSDD. Join Dr. Aaron Costin of the University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management as he walks the community through the proposal for a US national standard data dictionary (the USDD), governed by bS-USA and its members, to leverage the bSDD in delivering standardized terms, definitions, classifications, and linking other standards to US industry end users through their software. As the leader of the USDD Working Group, Aaron will explain how industry stakeholders and group members will work to develop and maintain the data dictionary content to ensure the highest quality, single source of truth for how the US built asset industry translates data into actionable, valuable information.

IFC Today and Tomorrow: Toward a New Architecture of Interoperability

October 13 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

Join the bS-USA Technical Committee to look at the past, present, and future of the original foundation of buildingSMART's interoperability standards, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). As the built asset industry matures in its digitization efforts and the technologies everyone uses to communicate information continue to evolve, buildingSMART recognizes that its technology standards should mature to meet the increasingly complex needs of industry stakeholders. IFC continues to be the core of information interoperability, but how it is used and what other complementary standards and technologies support or expand that core functionality are expanding.

Speaker: Jeffrey W. Ouellette (jō consulting, bS-USA Technical Committee Chair)

Industry Series

openBIM: An Owner’s Perspective

July 14 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

Charles Matta, Deputy Associate CIO of General Services Administration (GSA), provides an Owner’s perspective on the business rationale, user benefits, and long-term value of adopting open standards for building information.

Creating openBIM and open GIS for Infrastructure and Cities

September 8 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

Members from Strategic Building Innovation’s BIM Supporters Group and HDR will share a proof-of-concept for making openBIM and open GIS data shareable and scalable on a city scale. Dodge Data & Analytics will share findings about the use of GIS data in digital workflows for the AEC industry. The speakers will also make the case for how openBIM and open GIS can become synergistic to the recent open-standards initiatives in the horizontal sector of the US.

 Speakers: Dr. Calvin Kam (Strategic Building Innovation), Dr. Min Song (Strategic Building Innovation), Rick Klooster (Future Insight), Steve Jones (Dodge Data & Analytics), Steve Walz (HDR)

buildingSMART USA’s Airport room takes flight!

November 10 @ 12:00 pm Eastern

Join us as we showcase Auckland Airport, the winner of the 2020 buildingSMART International Awards, Asset Management Category.

Auckland Airport is buildingSMART and maps its future with openBIM!

Join us to hear:

Karl Fitzpatrick, BIM Manager Auckland Airport, will talk about mandating Open BIM delivery requirements on all new projects and how they incorporate IFC models with asset management and model sharing.

Adam Rendek, BIM Engagement Manager with VueOps and Co-Chair bSI Airport Room,  will showcase the International Airport Room Efforts, and

Ian Howell, President buildingSMART USA, and Cindy Baldwin, President VDCO Tech and  Chair of the buildingSMART Airport Room will discuss openBIM efforts in the USA and how you can get involved in the USA Airport Room efforts.