Created to support the various implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART standards, buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group (ISG) works to improve and promote the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Model (BIM) data among different software products. To offer context to the alphabet soup, IFC is intended to describe building and construction industry data and BCF is an open file XML format that supports workflow communication in BIM processes. And now, our very own Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, senior product specialist – architecture industry, has been appointed to Chair the group following several years of dedicated service.
Topics: AEC Industry, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), Building Information Modeling, buildingSMART International, buildingSMART International's Implementation Suppo, buildingSMART standards, IFC, IFC-Compatible Implementations Database, implementation of BIM interoperability using IFC, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Jeff Ouellette, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, XML Format
BuildingSMART International, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the use of Open BIM standards for AEC industries, is accepting submissions for its inaugural Business Gain Through Open Technology award. Entries, due August 31, must demonstrate how using Open BIM standards improves interoperability and offers major business gains to all participants involved in the building process from the designer to the contractor to the owner.
Topics: 3D Modeling, Award, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format, BuildingSMART, buildingSMART Data Dictionary, buildingSMART International, Business Gain Through Open Technology, Business Gain Through Open Technology Award, Industry Foundation Classes, Information Delivery Manual, Model View Definition, Open BIM, open standards, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks software
It's been a while since our last Tech Roundup, and we have lots of great updates to share.
We are pleased to announce that Vectorworks Architect software has successfully passed IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import certification from buildingSMART International. With this announcement, Nemetschek Vectorworks joins an elite group of architectural software developers to achieve both IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import and Export certification.
Last month, one of our architect product specialists, Jeffrey Ouellette, was invited by the China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research to speak at the Second China BIM Forum and the Foundation Ceremony of buildingSMART China in Beijing. Ouellette serves as deputy chair of the buildingSMART International Implementation Support Group, and at this event he gave a presentation on the content and development of the National BIM Standard – U.S.™.
Topics: Beijing Jianyi Investment Development (Group) Co., BIM, buildingSMART China, buildingSMART International, China Energy Conservation Association, China Institute of Building Standard Design &, China Real Estate Research Residential Facilities, China Survey and Design Association, Education, Huasiwei Technology Co., Jeffrey Ouellette, Second China BIM Forum
Here's a roundup of Vectorworks tech news for June.
Topics: AEC3, ArchiWIZARD, Asite, BIM, BIM Journal, Build Qatar Live, buildingSMART International, BuildingSMART MENA & India, CadFaster, DDS-CAD, IES, IFC, Open BIM, Renderworks, Scia Engineer, SimTread, third party partner, Vectorworks Architect
buildingSMART International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla, and other leading software vendors joined forces to launch a global program to help promote Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.