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IFC4 - is it ready yet?

IFC 4 is the current version of the buildingSMART data model (The openBIM core specification). It is also the version of IFC that is an ISO standard, ISO 16739:2013. IFC4 has been out for three years now. Getting to the first IFC4 release took six years of development and… Read more

IFC MVDs - out of the mist to bridge the BIM gaps

This article aims to clarify the differences and relationships between the IFC schema, IFC MVDs and IFC files. We will use similar concepts from the “books and library” domain to exemplify and compare to our AEC domain. If you are on either side of an “information exchange requirement” this distinction… Read more

The BIM hero's journey

"Far far away i saw something shimmering". I want to tell you a story. A story of a hero. Our hero is a built asset owner and he is about to embark upon a BIM journey. The story is about the trials and tribulations our BIM hero have to go… Read more

openBIM

Bright future or dark clouds ahead? For the market to embrace BIM there needs to be standards. Either open standards that the community embraces or de-facto standards that the market accepts. In this article we will cover the term openBIM and see how it is used in an AEC interoperability… Read more