GiSmartware attended the second annual BIM International Standards Summit held in Tokyo on October 16 to 19, 2018. The summit focused on the development of open digital standards for improving the design, building, and management of assets. What lessons should we take home from the event? Here’s the feedback.
With more and more people investing in this type of technology, BIM is clearly a topic of growing importance. As such, it tackles several key points:
The rise of BIM may help lay the foundations for society 5.0— a huge Japanese societal transformation plan for a “super smart society” which leverage BIM, IoT, robotics and automatisation to provide assistance to an aging population, help lower the impact of construction on the environment, and promote social progress.
But new practices and use cases are needed in order to achieve this society. Masafumi Mori, Japanese vice-minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, noted 3 possible uses:
What happened in the Rail Room during the summit, you may ask? Here are some highlights:
These sessions were an opportunity for participants to discover the latest IFC Alignment developments and learn how to use the standard for railways.
buildingSmart is accomplished at defining IFC standards, but the challenge of trying to involve publishers more deeply in the process still remains.
Richard Petrie, buildingSmart International’s chief executive, highlighted the need to improve the software certification process for 2 reasons:
Winfried Stix, the Rail Room chair, announced a Vendor Software Onboarding Initiative. This initiative focuses on how to convince software publishers to participate in and adopt this standard. This initiative is heavily supported by GiSmartware, which plans to become involved when it is made public.
The IFC Rail standard is on track. Now is the time for you to get involved in the project to standardise exchanges between software publishers and railway standards. To facilitate this, GiSmartware will be present for the first 2019 ISS next March in Düsseldorf, Germany. Save the date!