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buildingSMART promotes international consensus among stakeholders on specific standards to accelerate implementation and uptake

buildingSMART also oversees formal reviews and publication of Technical Reports that result from technical activities in the Rooms that involve research, development or implementation and are of interest and benefit to the buildingSMART Community and the built asset industry. A buildingSMART SPEC is a document that can be produced by any organisation that wants to standardize best practice on a specific subject but is not yet ready to proceed with producing it as a bSI Standard.​

buildingSMART standards cover a wide range of process and information capabilities unique to the built environment industry, including

Industry Foundation Classes [IFC]

An industry-specific data model schema

Information Delivery Manual [IDM]

A methodology for defining and documenting business processes and data requirements

Model View Definitions [MVD]

Data model exchange specifications

BIM Collaboration Format [BCF]

Model-based, software-independent communication protocols

buildingSMART Data Dictionary [bSDD]

A standard library of general definitions of BIM objects and their attributes


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