Driving transformation of the built asset economy through creation & adoption of open, international standards

What is openBIM ?

A universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) buildingSMART is the sharing of information between the project, design, procurement, maintenance and operations teams

What's in it for me?

Benefits include New Markets, Scale Benefits, Improved Performance and Industry Development. Specific benefits to building owners and operators, product manufacturers and others.

Our Standards

buildingSMART aim to promote increasing international consensus on specific standards to accelerate implementation and uptake for mutual benefit. For a list of published international standards. 

Why buildingSMART?

Significant improvements in cost, value and environmental performance can be achieved. 

Data Dictionary

The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) is a library of objects and their attributes. It’s used to identify objects in the built environment and their specific properties regardless of language

Compliant Software

All software successfully tested for compliance with buildingSMART Standards.

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Is now open for institutions, companies, governments, and individuals.

Members benefit from the collective activities of other members locally and internationally. Read more


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Learn about our event - Standards Summits  and the International Council & Chapter Summit. Read more

Latest News

Working group on Classification

A call for participation At the buildingSMART International Summit in London, October 2017 it it was decided to form working ...
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New members and WEF endorse buildingSMART

China Communication Construction Company have become Strategic Members of buildingSMART International in a move that greatly strengthens the ability to ...
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International Standards Summit, Paris

buildingSMART International are pleased to announce that their first Summit of 2018 will be held in Paris on the 26 ...
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IFC Maritime Project

buildingSMART is developing an openBIM standard for Harbours and Ports in response to a new demand to extend the family ...
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