buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization.
buildingSMART International is leading the digital transformation by enabling better collaboration and digital workflows through the solutions and standards it delivers. Digital workflows help you collaborate and communicate efficiency throughout all phases of the project and asset lifecycle. Digital workflows are critical in projects involving many disciplines, software applications, and organizations who must collaborate and exchange information to achieve success. Interoperable, open, international standards for BIM that transcend traditional design and construction phases to enable a comprehensive digital environment for the entire project and asset lifecycle offer substantial benefits. buildingSMART International enables the development, creation and adoption of open digital standards for productive workflows. The buildingSMART community’s objectives are achieved through three core programs; Standards, Compliance, and User.
buildingSMART is the international authority for a set of standards known as the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) which deal with process, data, terms and change management for the specification, management and effective utilization assets in the built asset industry. buildingSMART Compliance provides guidance and governance for certification of software, people, and organizations through compliance training and testing. The User program supports communication and collaboration among a global community of members, chapters, partners, and sponsors through a variety of online communication properties and through ongoing meetings, webinars, and biannual summits. Additionally, buildingSMART provides support for advancing BIM and the implementation of standards through a variety of services, including technical websites, developer documentation and support groups, the buildingSMART Data Dictionary, and methodologies, such as the BIM Maturity Assessment.
Who We Serve
Collectively these programs drive the development and active use of open internationally-recognized standards, applications, training and certification procedures. This helps to support the wider uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by owners, operators, the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) and facilities management (FM) industries across the buildings and infrastructure sectors.
Vision and Mission
buildingSMART’s vision is the full realization of the societal, environmental and economic benefits of open sharable infrastructure and building asset information into commercial and institutional processes worldwide. Our mission is to proactively facilitate the active use and dissemination of open data standards enabling infrastructure and building asset data and lifecycle processes to improving the value achieved from investments in built assets and enhance opportunities for growth. buildingSMART’s focus is on standardizing processes, workflows and procedures for openBIM enabling digital transformation.
Who benefits from standardized BIM processes?
- Owners and public authorities can better control their own data and have flexibility in your preferred choice of tools. Take advantage of more predictable costs and schedules and standards-based as-built deliverables that are used in ongoing operations and maintenance better value outcomes
- Architects, engineers and constructors manage data across your portfolio with easier access to multiple tools to save time and money. Partnering opportunities abound when standard processes, workflows, and procedures make it easy and efficient to work together
- Facility managers, maintainers and operators can make better decisions with better access to information sources including accurate static and dynamic data.
- Product manufacturers and assemblers can improve market access and deliver efficiencies throughout the value chain
- Software vendors benefit from standardized processes to significantly increase their market opportunities
- Educators and students take advantage of standards-based curricula that are in-demand in the infrastructure and building industries.
- Society benefits from the improved built environment for living, working and life