LafargeHolcim is the world leader in the building materials industry with a focus on cement, aggregates and concrete. The Group has 100,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 29.5 billion in 2015. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions.
The development of openBIM compliant solutions is essential to promote the benefits of LafargeHolcim’s products and solutions within digital construction processes. With a strategic engagement in the buildingSMART user groups, the product room and national country chapters, LafargeHolcim aims to leverage buildingSMART tools like the bS Data Dictionary for standardised data management systems to enable the development of new digital solutions.
“buildingSMART provides not only an excellent base to support the worldwide digitalization of our portfolio”, says Simon Wiedemann, Head of Building & Affordable Housing at LafargeHolcim. “With the ability to closely interact with the main players of the digital construction process it offers an ideal platform to make their projects successful and to build better together.”
Richard Petrie, buildingSMART International Chief Executive, expressed his excitement at having such a significant organization join the community. “LafargeHolcim, being one of the preeminent building material suppliers, represent a key link in the built asset supply chain and their contribution is going to be enormously beneficial in the development of open digital solutions. We’re very much looking forward to working with them and receiving their strategic guidance to the Board of Directors”.