In the construction industry we cannot afford to have things lost in translation...

buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD)

There is much talk about BIM and what it is and isn’t, but before anything else, we must define what exactly we are talking about. In today's globalized world we normally use, at least several ...

Case Studies

Interoperability testing: IFC2x3 site geometry exchange

In the previous blog post we looked at a case study of our Cleveland Fire Brigade Training and Administration Building. An issue that emerged from this project was to do with how our site geometry ...


BuildingSMART The key to Open BIM

Dana Kennish "Deke" Smith FAIA Executive Director buildingSMART alliance BIM Summit, Qatar 2012



The ability of BIM tools from multiple vendors to exchange building model data and operate on that data.