On 12 January, a new buildingSMART chapter was launched in Switzerland. Its host organisation, Bauen Digital Schweiz (Digital Construction Switzerland) is an industry wide group formed to lead digitization of the built asset owners, their construction and facility operation supply chains as well as organisations and associations linked to construction sector. [read more]
The recently published Association for Geographic Information’s Foresight Report 2020 gives insight into the issues they believe will have a significant impact on the economy, environment and society over the next few years.
A common theme running through the report is the increased collaboration between the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and buildingSMART to improve the compatibility between building and infrastructure projects.
In October, over one hundred experts assembled in Singapore to work on the creation of world’s future open building and infrastructure data standards.
Since the last working summit in London, 5 standards have been endorsed as buildingSMART Final Standards, and the number of initiatives in progress is healthier than ever with 27 Activities currently developing a broad range of new output.