April 11th to 14th were a very busy and productive few days for the buildingSMART community and this Spring Summit produced some excellent outcomes. The work was done by 175 representatives from all 17 of our worldwide Chapters. It seemed appropriate that the Netherlands motto is stronger through effort.
The 2016 buildingSMART International Awards competition is now open for entries.
The judges will be looking for projects that demonstrate and inspire the use of open standards developed by buildingSMART in the categories of; Design Using Open Technology, Construction Using Open Technology and Operation and Maintenance Using Open Technology.
The winners will be announced during our Summit in Korea this September.
Good luck and be sure to submit entries before the closing date of Friday 29th July 2016.
There are only a few days to go until our next Standards Summit in Rotterdam. We’re looking forward to catching up with those from the established community and we’re delighted to be able to welcome a lot of new faces to this event.
If you are still wanting to come, we do have a few places left for the week.
Also if you just want to come along on Thursday 14th only and receive an overview of what we are doing, then please do.
This edition covers the formation of the vibrant new Swiss Chapter, a welcome to Kajima Corporation as our first strategic advisory member from Asia, an insight into the Intranet tool, and a word from the new chair of the Implementation Support Group.
PBC Today have published an article by Richard Petrie explaining the rationale behind adopting open standards.
Called Open Standards and the Win for BIM the article sets out to explain how and why buildingSMART is creating open digital standards for the built asset economy.