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Brazil joins buildingSMART International as a Chapter in formation


Credits: buldingSMART


buildingSMART International announced that Brazil was formally approved as a “Chapter in formation”, by the bSI board, during the International Council and Chapter Conferente held in Slovenia, last week.

Board approval follows a highly successful submission and the Brazilian Chapter will be established under the governance of the BIM Forum in Brazil, with the vision to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of open standards for infrastructure and building information in the Brazil.

The objectives of the Chapter are:

  1. promote collaboration between stakeholders, facilitating connectivity, process integration and communication between all agents in the construction industry.

  2. promote integration between processes, technologies and people through openBIM workflows.

The Brazilian government has taken a significant step by requiring the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in engineering projects and services carried out by federal agencies and entities. This decision paved the way for the development of a comprehensive BIM roadmap for Brazil. As a result, several government bodies and federal agencies have issued regulations and normative acts to establish management committees responsible ​​for the implementation of BIM initiatives. Notable examples ​​ include the Ministries of Defence, Infrastructure and Regional Development, which have outlined specific actions to drive the adoption and integration of BIM. The Brazilian Chapter intends to continue to support and raise awareness of this initiative and be a support in the preparation of projects.

“This marks a significant step in the development of buildingSMART as we add Brazil – our first South American Chapter – to the network. As a new Chapter in formation, we are confident that this will enrich the openBIM community as they support the roadmap of BIM adoption in the country, helping to digitize the construction sector and ultimately leading to a more productive and sustainable built environment. We were very impressed with the level of professionalism and alignment that we see at the BIM Forum Brasil and we are confident that they are the right group to lead the activities in Brazil”, commented Clive Billiald, CEO of bSI.

The president of BIM Forum Brazil, Rodrigo Koerich, spoke about the importance of approving the buildingSMART chapter in Brazil. “Becoming a bSI Chapter is sensational, as it joins us to an international community dedicated to promoting openBIM for buildings and infrastructure. We will bring valuable international experiences to share and support government and private companies in their BIM implementation efforts, allowing them to increase their competitiveness and productivity. As a Chapter, we are committed to assisting in the development of Brazilian BIM Standards and providing support to national application developers in adopting open standards", he highlighted.

For Gustavo Carezzato, BFB Board of Directors and coordinator of the Working Group responsible for setting up the Brazilian chapter of buildingSMART, this is a great moment for the Brazilian Civil Construction industry. “Certainly, in addition to supporting the BIM BR strategy in its objectives, the Brazilian chapter opens the opportunity not only to share good practices with the rest of the world, but also to show what Brazil does in terms of BIM excellence for all countries. . It is a great happiness that we have our plan approved and the work starts now. I invite all companies in the sector to join the BIM Forum Brazil and the chapter”, he said.


About buildingSMART International

buildingSMART International is a neutral, not-for-profit organization that leads the development of open standards that support digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively engage industry participants who want to develop open standards for the planning, design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure around the world.

Its members, who span the entire spectrum of the built environment, collaborate in the organization and management of buildingSMART. buildingSMART also partners with other international standardization bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

With information from buildingSMART International

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