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buildingSMART alliance

The Industry's One-Stop Source for Information on BIM & the Built Environment

The buildingSMART alliance® is a unique organization helping to make the North American real property industry more efficient by leading the creation of tools and standards that allow projects to be built electronically before they are built physically using Building Information Modeling.



United States National CAD Standard - NCSNational BIM Standard - United States V3


Building Sciences Online Academy
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A sustainable and efficient architecture, engineering, construction, owner and operator industry enabled with effective work processes based on collaboration, information technology and open standards.


To lead the development and deployment of broadly adopted national information standards and practices focused on significantly improving the built environment delivery and opera¬tion processes.


The buildingSMART alliance® will achieve our vision regarding effective information technology adoption within the industry by:

  • Providing thought leadership for industry work process improvements
  • Enabling and promoting the development of information standards
  • Providing a forum to share and develop proven practices
  • Developing, promoting and delivering education on information standards and proven practices

Latest Publications

buildingSMART alliance Charter
NEW buildingSMART alliance® 2015 Charter
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NEW SmartMarket Report
buildingSMART alliance® 2015 Strategic Plan
buildingSMART alliance® 2015 Strategic Plan
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BSSC Second Annual Colloquium on Seismic Design Update

3/22/2016 » 3/24/2016
Air Barrier Association of America ABAA Conference & Tradeshow

3/22/2016 » 3/24/2016
National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT)

Introduction to Cybersecuring Building Control Systems Workshop (April 2016)