IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)


What Interoperability really means in a BIM context?

It has been an interesting week for interoperability in the BIM world. Three of the dominant players have made public statements on their strategy for BIM interoperability. Autodesk and Trimble issued a joint press release ...

BIM News

An Era of connection – BIM Software and Interoperability for the AEC Industry

The world is changing. Population growth, urbanization, and economic expansion are set to push demand for buildings and infrastructure to unprecedented levels. At the same time we are drowning in data, with more and more ...


Standards - Periodic Table of BIM

The STANDARDS grouping takes in a range of standards, procedures and supplementary documents that have been developed to 'bake in' the kinds of considerations and assurances that will help you devise and then implement a ...


BIM in Smart Buildings Environment

Building Information Modelling (BIM) was introduced in the early-1990’s initially used in modelling steel structures, by the mid-1990’s the shift started to take place into architectural, engineering and construction (AEC).


IFC & OpenBIM resolve key issues in projects

A rise in the complexity of projects has generated an increased need for specialisation in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) services and associated design tools. However, the more specialised the tools become, the more difficult ...

Case Studies

Nuclear BIM: Forsmark Integrates CAD, GIS, BIM, and Non-Spatial

The Forsmark nuclear power plant provides approximately one-sixth of Sweden’s total electrical energy consumption. And with safety being paramount, it’s not the sort of place where users have the ability to experiment with the latest ...