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: Building Information Modeling, buildingSMART International, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, AEC Industry, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), buildingSMART International's Implementation Suppo, buildingSMART standards, IFC, IFC-Compatible Implementations Database, implementation of BIM interoperability using IFC, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Jeff Ouellette, XML Format
This is a guest article from Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, one of our BIM and AECO industry specialists.
Topics: Building Information Modeling, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, National BIM Standard - United States, National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSM, The National BIM Standard Project Committee, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Building Innovation 2014 The National Institute of, NBIMS-US, The National BIM Standard-United States Version 3