buildingSMART International offers the construction industry a platform on which users can develop the manufacturer-neutral standards they need for their work.
More than 1000 participants are currently working on new standards at the buildingSMART International Summit. The work is arranged according to topics such as construction, infrastructure, airports or railway construction. The topics at buildingSMART International are called "Room".

For example, the Infrastructure Room is responsible for developing principles according to which processes in the planning, construction and operation of bridges or roads can be standardized. The "Product Room" develops templates, tools and processes that make working with data easier and more efficient according to the openBIM approach. During the summit, the chairpersons of the respective "rooms" organize and lead the meetings of the working groups that are active in the corresponding topic area."In this way, construction practitioners themselves develop the open, manufacturer-neutral standards that planning and modeling software must meet to facilitate the work of architects, planners, and engineers," said Richard Kelly, chief operating officer of buildingSMART International.

The association involves the software manufacturers in the work process at an early stage. It also works closely with the committees of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In order to continuously adapt standards to the changes in the construction industry, the responsible "rooms" regularly review and optimize the standards.

Further information about the working methods of buildingSMART International can be found here.