Membership in buildingSMART International is now open to companies, government bodies and institutions from around the world.
We invite all those organizations who share our goals and ambitions to transform the building and infrastructure industry to join our Community and participate in the creation and implementation of international openBIM Standards.
buildingSMART provides an environment where parties who share our goals and ambitions for open BIM can join together for the co-development and implementation of International Standards and compliance regimes.
Membership is expected to be a two way process. Members benefit from the collective activities of other members locally and internationally. Members are therefore expected to play an active role not only in identifying issues but also the development of solutions.
BuildingSMART is a not for profit organization and does not therefore have funds of its own to set up and run independent projects. Projects are therefore co-developed with members of all types.
Membership Types and Benefits
Strategic membership is our most senior form of organizational membership. It is designed to appeal to those leading multinational enterprises who believe that full implementation and adoption of open BIM is strategically important to the built environment sector and to their own enterprise and wish to play a strategic role in driving forward its implementation.
Strategic members form our Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) and have a direct role in shaping our strategy and helping to determine priorities and focus. They have a formal role in semi-annual meetings to advise the Board of buildingSMART International on our standards and compliance programs, managing our position in the industry, gaining engagement for standards development and deployment and on our international chapter strategy.
Strategic members will participate actively in our Standards program and in our Chapters. Key benefits include membership of our Strategic Advisory Council, full voting membership rights on the Standards Committee and membership rights in up to five buildingSMART chapters. Strategic members or their representative will also be entitled to participate in room steering committees.
The Strategic Advisory Council is expected to comprise 12 to 15 senior representatives of member organizations. We invite participation from multinational corporations representing owners, contractors, manufacturers, software vendors, operators and consultants and representing corporations operating in world wide. Senior government representatives will be invited as guests.
Membership fees are €100,000 per annum. These funds will be used to support the leadership team and establishment costs to transition buildingSMART to a professional organization.
Participation in the Strategic Advisory Council is by invitation, Interested parties are asked to contact the Chief Executive
International Membership is designed for organizations of all types who are active in multiple countries and want to participate in chapter activities in a number of countries as well as our standards program.
International Members have full voting membership rights on the new Standards Committee and membership rights with up to five buildingSMART chapters.
Annual membership fees are €40,000 for companies with more than 250 staff and €20,000 for others.
These rights do not include those rights which are considered to follow from local event or project sponsorship. Such sponsorship is welcomed separately.
Standard Membership is the normal class of membership for organizations wishing to play an active role in the development standards and solutions to open BIM user needs.
The detailed operation of the Standards Program is described in the Standards Program Process document . Within this certain rights are reserved for members.
Membership is required for those parties wishing to take an active role in the development of solutions to user or technical requirements. BSI Members will have voting rights in the Standards Committee.
Annual membership fees are €15,000 for companies with more than 250 staff and €8,000.00 for others.
Associate Membership is designed for organizations who wish to participate in room leadership activities but do not want to be active participants in the standards program.
Annual membership is €5,000.
Membership of a Chapter
Individuals and corporate entities whose primary interest is in the use and application of open BIM as is relevant and possible today in a particular country will normally join the national chapter in that country.
BuildingSMART intends to develop a formal business process document, an intellectual property agreement and a membership agreement. All members will be required to enter into these agreements.