Schiphol Airport joins buildingSMART International

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buildingSMART International are pleased to announce that Schiphol Amsterdam Airport has joined their membership.

Schiphol has a complex asset management portfolio and an intensive capital development program

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They are committed to open BIM to ensure they have good quality data available covering the entire asset life cycle to enable clear, timely and transparent decision making. Having one version of the truth and specifying clear roles and responsibilities in an international airport environment is also extremely important to them.

Schiphol Asset Manager, Yannick Vos, explained why they are mandating open BIM.

“We do not want to prescribe specific software because of the constraints that it introduces. We need our data to be used in various applications and to be valid for many years. What we need to achieve is an open, efficient design, build and operate regime”.

His colleague, Alex Worp added “ we know open BIM, and in particular buildingSMART’s IFC, actually works and by joining buildingSMART we are demonstrating our commitment to developing this further.”

buildingSMART Operations Director, Richard Kelly described the significance in establishing a new Airport Room (specialist domain).

“Schiphol’s membership is an important development for buildingSMART. Airports are complex environments that require innovative approaches for their design, build and operation. These initiatives will be properly enabled by open digital data standards. We’re grateful to Schiphol for supporting the creation of the new buildingSMART Airport Room which, with other international airports, is going to drive improvement. I also thank the buildingSMART Benelux Chapter, in particular Vice Chair Rob Roef, for the work he has done with Schiphol to get to this point”

buildingSMART Chief Executive, Richard Petrie remarked that “This signifies that buildingSMART is now fully engaged with client organisations to set the strategies for continuous improvement. We’re delighted to have Schiphol working with us and we look forward to other airports supporting our activities also”.

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From left: Richard Kelly, Richard Petrie, Yannick Vos, Rob Roef