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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 open... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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 is... Read More

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 its... Read More

Growing evidence of the benefits of an integrated BIM+geospatial full lifecycle approach to construction

Author Geoff Zeiss on Jan 28, 2019 1:16:42 PM
Building information modeling (BIM) has been applied to design-build construction projects for many years. A growing number of countries are mandating BIM for public projects. While the UK government has said that "...we know that the largest prize for BIM lies in the operational stages of the... Read More

End of year message for 2018

Author Richard Petrie on Jan 28, 2019 12:01:53 PM
2018 has been another ‘high growth’ year for buildingSMART reflecting our ‘start-up’ status. The two Standards Summit in Paris and in Tokyo were both highly professional and of ever-increasing stature – and reflected in the growing attendance and breadth of topics addressed. The work effort in our... Read More

What does IFC stand for?

Author Patrick MacLeamy on Jan 28, 2019 6:50:40 AM
I have just returned from an amazing buildingSMART Summit in Tokyo Japan attended by 469 people from 45 countries, working together to create open digital standards for the built environment. buildingSMART Japan arranged a wonderful venue next to Tokyo Bay and hosted a memorable dinner where... Read More

Major project delivery and digital transformation

Author Richard Petrie on Jan 28, 2019 6:45:34 AM
GII is a high-profile initiative organised by McKinsey Consulting to convene leaders from around the world to pursue new solutions in major projects and infrastructure. Over the last four years, they have held summits in Rio de Janiero, San Francisco, Singapore and most recently London. Against the... Read More