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The importance of Industry Foundation Classes in Building Information Modelling

Author Oliver Wheeler-Nurdin on Mar 4, 2020 2:15:49 PM

Learn how adopting the IFC standard and Building Information Modelling (BIM) will produce significant time and cost saving benefits. This blog looks at what IFC is in relation to BIM and how how the schema can be applied as the industry continues to find ways to be more efficient and effective.

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The curious case of the MVD

Author Léon van Berlo on Dec 12, 2019 3:51:33 PM

The buildingSMART lingo consists of many abbreviations. Some more commonly used than others (does anyone still use IFD?). But one of the most confusing acronyms is “MVD”. The abbreviation MVD stands for ‘Model View Definition’, but knowing what the acronym is, does not necessarily mean it’s.

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End of Year Message

Author Richard Petrie on Dec 12, 2019 11:39:03 AM

2019 has been a personal milestone year for me; with recruitment of our Technical Director, Léon van Berlo, I feel we now have the minimum viable core leadership team. We’ve delivered major key standards projects (Bridge, Rail with Road in its final furlong) have delivered formal Candidates.

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Activity-Based Working Across Members

Author Mike Landers on Jun 3, 2019 11:59:46 AM

buildingSMART International's (bSI) latest multinational member shared how they work with Arup, a strategic member of bSI, to improve collaboration across their many projects and teams. By improving collaboration, Arup were able to find improved collaborative ways of working.

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BIM-Competency Assessment

Author Mark Baldwin on Jun 3, 2019 11:39:17 AM

In this latest blog, Mark Baldwin, Professional Certification leader and Board member of buildingSMART Switzerland provides step-by-step instructions on how organisations can measure their BIM maturity.

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Are we Digital Twinning yet?

Author Aidan Mercer on Apr 29, 2019 2:36:32 PM

In this latest blog, Aidan Mercer, Marketing Director from buildingSMART International discusses "digital twins" as a context for project delivery and asset management. In this blog you can read about project examples of how digital data has enabled the right context for a digital twin and how.

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Technology will only get us so far

Author Richard Hartshorn on Mar 19, 2019 10:56:32 AM

In this latest blog, see how Richard Hartshorn, Aviation Technical Director, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins highlights the importance of stakeholder collaboration and cooperation as a means to improve airport design and passenger experience.  If you would like more information about how digital workflow.

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Open BIM blog post - breaking down the Silos in AEC

Author Viktor Várkonyi on Feb 21, 2019 3:41:33 PM

At the Nemetschek Group, “open” is in our DNA. Our portfolio of 16 brands has been offering open BIM solutions since the 1980’s. How is it that we could offer “open BIM” in the pre-BIM, pre-IFC, and pre-Cloud era? The answer is simple: At Nemetschek, open BIM is not a file format; it doesn’t end.

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openBIM for the entire building lifecycle

Author Wolfgang Hass on Feb 4, 2019 11:58:37 AM

In the building industry, everyone is talking about Building Information Modeling (BIM). Although digitalization in this sector is still in its infancy, the success of BIM projects realized to date has left many wanting more. However, the potential of BIM is still largely untapped. But one thing.

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Our commitment to open digital workflows and data continuity

Author Emmanuel Di Giacomo on Jan 28, 2019 1:45:16 PM

Autodesk is a co-founder of buildingSMART, formerly called International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI). We started this journey 22 years ago in 1996 with 11 strategic partners including AT&T, HOK, Archibus and others. Since then, Autodesk has always been committed to support openBIM® and.

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