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Standards Summit – Rotterdam

April 11 - April 14


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Benelux Chapter hosts buildingSMART International Standards Summit in April 2016.

We are pleased to invite buildingSMART members and their guests to attend the buildingSMART International spring summit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This includes an event on the Thursday in association with BIM Loket called Dutch BIM Success Stories.


The summit is a special opportunity to meet with world leaders in the development and delivery of open sharable data. We expect all the buildingSMART Chapters from around the world to be represented, providing an opportunity for experts to share knowledge for further enhancement of buildingSMART’s openBIM processes and standards.

There will be plenary sessions presenting information about the most recent standards, processes, tools and projects, as well as the main schedule of working sessions dealing with key themes.

We have a very comprehensive agenda which includes;

  • The latest developments for Infrastructure; Roads, Rail, Bridge and Asset Management as well as the IFC4 alignment deployment
  • Buildings MVD development for handover, energy, 5D and Annotation
  • IDM Configuration
  • Linked Data including ifcOWL extension
  • buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) working sessions

The outputs and resolutions from the previous Summit in Singapore will be developed in Rotterdam.

Dutch BIM Success stories. Additional event on Thursday 14th April

This will consist of presentations from Clients, Designers and Contractors and will appeal to anyone who wishes to know more about the development of digital standards in the built asset economy.

Dutch BIM Success Stories agenda


The venue for both events is De Doelen and has excellent rail links from Amsterdam, Schiphol and Rotterdam airports.

Getting to De Doelen. See this useful video.


Please see:

the overall schedule for the event

the detailed schedule for the Monday plenary session

the detailed schedule for the Thursday Dutch BIM Success Stories and bSI plenary

The schedules for the individual Room meetings will be available in the DropBox folders.


Full registration includes:

  • A welcome meal on Monday evening
  • Admittance to the open sessions each day
  • Lunch each day and refreshments
  • Admittance to the Thursday session, Dutch BIM Success Stories
  • Access to the event DropBox folders

When registering please select whether you wish to attend for the full event or Thursday only after clicking the link, Get Tickets.

If registering for the full session, you will be asked to select which sessions you wish to attend on each day. These selections are not binding but it does help us with the room arrangements for what is always a very popular event.

Buy tickets from the Registration Page.


Registered delegates will be invited in to the Event DropBox folders

If you do not receive your invitation to DropBox then please send an email to contact@buildingsmart.org titled Access to Event DropBox

Please note, if you do not want the material that you bring to the event to be shared on DropBox please make that clear to the Leader of the session.


There are several hotels near to the venue and we suggest the following three to suit a range of requirements:

Manhattan Hotel. 2 minutes walk to De Doelen with an indoors connection

NH Hotel Atlanta. 5 minutes walk to De Doelen

Hotel Emma. 10 minutes walk to De Doelen

Booking links to these hotels are available from the Registration page.


April 11
April 14


De Doelen
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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