Standards organizations

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Openly Available Standards are the backbone of OpenBIM and the core of developing interoperability between software platforms. Knowledge of standards organizations is therefore a prerequisite to developing any interoperability technology. Hopefully this page helps you find relevant organizations and standards.

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International Standards[edit]

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BIM forum Logo L01 28.png "The mission of BIMForum is to explore technology, delivery innovation, and performance improvement through building information modeling and new means of collaboration. To improve the design and construction industry through education and the development of best practices for these innovations, and to help implement these innovations into the broad AEC industry." They are the authors of the Level_of_Development_(LOD) specification. Public
BuildingSMART-Logo 64x64.png buildingSMART International an aims to improve the exchange of information between software applications used in the construction industry. It has developed several standard such as Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Model View Definitions (MVD), BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) and OpenCDE-API as neutral and open specifications for Building Information Models (BIM). Public
Logo GS1.png "GS1 is a not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards for business communication. GS1 standards, services and solutions are designed to improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in a wide variety of sectors. They form a business language that identifies, captures and shares key information about products, locations, assets and more." wikipedia Public
Logo constructionprogress.png "Construction Progress Coalition (CPC) is a non-profit organization uniting AEC Professionals & Technology Solution Providers (TSPs) to define the future of project data governance through a Common Data Exchange (CDX). The CDX framework provides a digital literacy for project stakeholders to define interoperability requirements with the help of open data standards and gamification." Notably they have developed Guidelines for Construction PDF Documents Public
Iso logo registered trademark.gif International Standard Organisation (ISO) The vast majority of their standards are closed and behind a paywall and cannot therefore be consideres Open Standards. ISO also publishes Open Standards in partnership with other groups. For example OASIS and buildingSMART. They publish a list of their Publicly Available Standards although this list does not not seem to include all publicly available standards. Paywall
Oasis logo 64x64.png OASIS "One of the most respected, non-profit standards bodies in the world, OASIS Open offers projects—including open source projects—a path to standardization and de jure approval for reference in international policy and procurement." OASIS manages the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) Public
OGC Logo 2D Blue x 0 0 64x64.png The Open Geospatial Consortium is "a worldwide community committed to improving access to geospatial (location) information. We connect people, communities, and technology to solve global challenges and address everyday needs. The organization represents over 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities united with a desire to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable." Public

National Standards Organizations[edit]


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