Business Gain through Open Technology - about the award
The buildingSMART Award Business Gain through Open Technology is granted to projects that demonstrate and inspire the use of open standards developed by buildingSMART in the AEC and facility management industries.
The award will be given for the first time at the international buildingSMART meetings in Toronto in October 2014.
BuildingSMART created the Award program to learn about projects that use buildingSMART solutions, and to publish them on the buildingSMART website as inspiration to others to follow. However, we not only want to learn about the successes. Thus, competitors are also encouraged to bring forward problems and challenges, when the buildingSMART solutions or the software does not work as expected.
Who can enter?
The award, entitled Business Gain through Open Technology, will be made to the AEC project that most clearly demonstrates effective and inspirational use of open standards. Practitioners in the AEC and FM industries can make submissions; so too can clients. Entrants do not need to be a member of buildingSMART; all are welcome.
It is essential that the projects entered must use one or more of the buildingSMART tools and standards: the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD or IFD), Information Delivery Manual (IDM), Model View Definition (MVD) and BIM Collaboration Format (BCF).
These standards, developed by bSI to allow the open, interoperable exchange of information, are incorporated into widely used design and process software from the major vendors, as well as into some specialist software products.
Anyone in doubt as to whether a project is eligible for the scheme should check the software in use on the project being considered for entry.
Find out how to enter
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