Welcome to the buildingSMART International Newsletter for July 2022.
This month we cover updates from the buildingSMART International Council, Board, and Strategic Advisory Council who met last week, including the approval of the 2021 Annual Report. We are also pleased to announce the appointment of buildingSMART International's new Compliance Director.
The next General Assembly of Implementers meeting is scheduled for September; register now to join at the Autodesk Technology Center in Boston, USA. In addition, we have an upcoming webinar in July on model exchange workflow with Vrex and BricsCAD.
A number of calls for participation and/or sponsorship are still live, so please take a look and help out where you can. And finally, keep registering for the 2022 International Standards Summit for which early bird tickets are still available!
The buildingSMART International Council, Board,
Strategic Advisory Council
Last week, for the first time in three years, the International Council, Board, and SAC meetings took place in person, alongside the Chapter Conference. With over 80 attendees from across the globe, it was a record attendance for a Council meeting. The Council was hosted by buildingSMART Switzerland with SBB and Siemens providing sponsorship for the event.
2021 Annual Report approved
Approval of for new Developing Chapters: Portugal, Romania, and Morocco
Approval of two Full Chapters: USA and Hong Kong
The Chapter Conference for buildingSMART took place in Switzerland last week, this yearly conference brings all Chapter leaders together to connect and discuss the ongoing work in the global community.
The conference kicked off with a hands-on workshop for the Use Case Management service, delivered by Thomas Glaettli. After some open discussion on the current challenges faced by Chapters, the conference heard Introductions from buildingSMARTs' three new Chapters, Portugal, Romania, and Hong Kong. Followed then by Round table discussions focusing on how Chapters can work closely with users. And finally, the conference was closed with an interactive bSDD workshop and another opportunity for open discussion.
After three years of being unable to meet in person, it was a great opportunity to come together again as a community.
buildingSMART International is pleased to announce the appointment of Céline Bent as Compliance Director.
The appointment of Céline as Compliance Director is a key milestone for buildingSMART to support the growing industry demand for openBIM® and the training and professional certification requirements that it brings. As a passionate advocate of a more sustainable future, Céline brings experience and expertise to lead the Compliance Program at buildingSMART.
Read more about Céline and the impact of her role.
Upcoming Webinar: Tuesday 19th July 2022, 2pm (CEST)
Discover the new collaboration between BricsCAD BIM and Vrex to improve the model exchange workflow, enabling users to create detailed models in BricsCAD BIM and export to the Vrex Virtual Reality (VR) platform with minimal effort.
Learn how Vrex and BricsCAD BIM leverage the openBIM standards IFC and BCF to deliver a fluent collaborative workflow from design to coordination.
This webinar is being delivered by bSI and is provided as a membership benefit for Bricsys.
There will be a memorial celebration for Richard Petrie on the 19th of September 2022 at the IET in London. This will be a chance for the community to celebrate the life of Richard and his many achievements.
This event is open for anyone from the community and registration will open soon. You can see more details and mark your calendar below if you plan to attend.
First Building Permit approved in Finland using IFC
IFC has been used in Finland to submit a building permit using the 3D BIM model for a site in Lepola, Järvenpää, Finland. On May 27th this permit was approved by Järvenpää Building Control.
The joint building supervision of Järvenpää and Hyvinkää is one of Finland's most advanced authorities in the field of BIM. They have made it possible for the developer to apply for a building permit using a data model, as long as it includes all the information on the building's structural types, materials, and premises, as well as total areas/volumes. All this information is provided as an IFC file and examples like this show where the future of openBIM and IFC is going.
A number of community proposals are out for vote and can be accessed via the 'Standards Committee Consultation' page, which takes information directly from the projects. Follow the link below to learn more.
There is a variety of votes currently out there in the community with access done via the open and live website that takes information directly from the projects. You can learn more by clicking the link below.
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