buildingSMART alliance™ Community
The heart of the buildingSMART alliance™ is in fact the alliances it forms throughout the facilities industry. You will notice that many of the organizations listed here are designated with an asterisk (*) identifying them as having a formal Memorandum of Agreement to support open BIM standards with the buildingSMART alliance. We offer the opportunity for an organization to list itself along with a point of contact and a brief synopsis of how they relate to the vision and mission of the buildingSMART alliance. This comprehensive list is intended to ensure that all people attempting to coordinate project outcomes will be able to locate the key contacts in each organization knowledgeable with the work of the Alliance to promote the sharing of information within the industry.
Please contact Dominique Fernandez if you would like to be similarly designated.
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
Sunil Nanjundaram /
(703) 524-8800 ext. 329
AHRI independently tests and certifies the performance ratings of commercial and residential heating, cooling, ventilation and commercial refrigeration equipment. When you're comparing the performance of similar products made by different manufacturers, you can rely on the ratings you’ll find in the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance. This online, real-time database allows you to search by product lines, certified ratings or manufacturer, to get just the information you need, when you need it. So before you make your next HVACR decision, visit this trusted source for performance certified equipment.
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
Nils Petermann /
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
Rich Walker /
American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL)
Patrick J. O'Connor Jr. /
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Douglas J. Sordyl /
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
David C. Bixby /
American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Building Connections *
Markku Allison /
The International Clearinghouse for Interoperability Standards and Activities in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate industries.
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) *
John Cross /
AISC has taken an active role in pioneering interoperability and BIM through developing the CIS/2 standard and promoting its use in the structural steel design, detailing, fabrication and construction process. AISC actively engages its members and the AEC community at large to ensure that structural steel is a leader in adoption of interoperability and BIM technology.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Bridgette Dziedzic /
American Portland Cement Association (PCA)
American Public Works Association (APWA)
Kaye Sullivan /
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Ray Crawford /
ASQ Design and Construction Division is actively pursuing a certification for Quality Managers in design and construction and would like to include BIM and interoperability to the knowledge required of QM's in these disciplines.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Amar Chaker, Ph.D. /
The Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE is dealing with building information models.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) *
Gordon Holness /
Develop and identify initiatives and opportunities presented by interoperability, BIM, and related topics affecting the HVAC & R industry and ASHRAE interests. Develop informational and educational programs on BIM and Inter-operability for ASHRAE members.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Thom Banks /
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) *
Karen Hinen /
All estimating professionals may want to get in on the BIM discussion effecting their work. ASPE Chapters will be presenting speakers and programs to facilitate the move towards BIM.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) *
Bob Piper /
Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
Lawrence Gration /
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEi) *
Andrew Dowd, Jr. /
Association of General Contractors of America (AGC) - BIMForum
Dmitri Alferieff /
BIMForum is the AGC's task force on Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIMForum's 200+ members collaborate virtually via the online forum.
Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
Lander Medlin /
(703) 684-1446 ext. 229
Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
Todd Mustard /
(703) 524-3336 ext. 112
Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
Brian Hansen /
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
Ron Burton /
Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) *
Glenn Cotita /
Canadian BIM Council *
Paul F. Loreto /
The Canada BIM Council provides the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry the nation's only self-regulating Building Information Modeling (BIM) authority. Their Mission is to provide industry stakeholders an advocacy, resource and standards council dedicated to supporting business, professionals, educators, purchasers of construction and related services in learning and applying best practices to the evolution of BIM in a Canadian context.
Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Cam Brewer /
Center for Facilities and Environment (CIFE)
Martin Fischer /
CIFE and Stanford have long been pioneers in collaborative design, integrated practice, and BIM in general. This level of involvement will with out doubt continue long into the future.
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
Peter Schwartz /
Construction Industry Institute (CII)
Manual Garcia /
The Construction Industry Institute focuses its efforts on the business needs of its members, which include many of the largest construction related organizations and major facility owners. BIM is beginning to show up on their radar screen and therefore into projects of CII. The emphasis of CII will be toward the strategic business approach to BIM rather than the technology.
Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT)
Jane G. Bonvillain
Construction Institute (CI)
Bill Cianci /
Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA)
George Gehringer, Ph.D. /
Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)
Kim Fisher /
COAA is committed to accomplishing interoperability and served as one of the sponsors of the McGraw-Hill Interoperability Study that was recently released. They are educating our members through their conference education programs and articles in their magazine.
Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)
Michael Schneider /
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) *
Greg Ceton /
CSI develops and promulgates the formats and standards that organize project and product specifications and information. With the development of OmniClass and the IFDLibrary, CSI along with CSC is focused on supporting interoperability by providing a complete and consistent open schema for all information used in the building process.
Construction Users Round Table (CURT)
Chuck Hardy /
The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) mission is to create competitive advantage for construction users. CURT is providing aggressive leadership on business issues that promote excellence in the creation of capital assets and supports BIM/VDC implementation in accord with this direction. CURT is in the third year of an arrangement with CIFE and GSA in conducting a VDC Usage Survey in order to gain business metrics around VDC implementation. Further CURT has a committee focused on process transformation involving various sectors of the industry targeting improved productivity. CURT is working in partnership with AIA and AGC through the 3xPT initiative driving change in the industry toward process transformation.
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Ronald J. Zimmer /
(613) 686-1814 ext. 230
CABA is a not-for-profit industry association that promotes advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings in North America.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) *
Renee Tietjen /
Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Lee Evey /
Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA)
Peter Benson /
Electronic Systems Professional Alliance
Grant Mydland /
(703) 226-3772 ext. 110
Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
J. Scott Deiter /
Federal Real Property Association (FRPA)
Kimberly Price /
Ray Topping /
FIATECH is a consortium of industries and companies—owners from the industrial, power, and retail markets that, of necessity, build large assets such as refineries, power plants, large commercial buildings, or manufacturing facilities. FIATECH is the champion of ISO 15926, a complimentary standard to IFC (ISO 16739).
General Services Administration (GSA) *
Charles Matta /
GSA is a leader in the advancement of BIM by being the first agency to require BIM on all new projects. They also provide guidelines and research into advancing the BIM concepts.
Green Building Initiative
Sharene Rekow /
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Rita Harrold, Technical Director
Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D. /
(703) 273-7200 ext. 3070
Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS)
Bill Reed /
International Builders Exchange Executives (IBEE)
International Code Council (ICC) - SMARTcodes™
International Construction Information Society (ICIS)
Don Bunting /
64 9 631 7044
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Jeff Tafel /
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I²SL) *
Phil Wirdzek /
I²SL, a 501 (c)(3) organization and cosponsor of the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21®) Annual Conference and Workshops, promotes building information modeling (BIM) by bringing leaders in the building industry together to discuss BIM and its applications to high-tech facilities and facility management. At the Labs21 2010 Annual Conference I²SL hosted a workshop on BIM and held a half-day symposium that covered topics including laboratory infrastructure, trends in O&M, and scientific evolution which make BIM a significant tool not only for design and construction but specifically for building lifecycle management. I²SL and the buildingSMART alliance will work together to further open building information modeling as a tool for delivering R&D facilities and for their long term management.
International Partnering Institute (IPI)
Sue Dyer, CEO /
The International Partnering Institute (IPI) was founded in 1996 and is now a non-profit corporation. IPI seeks out lessons learned and best practices to capture partnering concepts and techniques that develop high trust relationships and organizational cultures for the delivery of construction projects, and then provide education and certification in those concepts and techniques.
Lean Construction Institute (LCI)
Greg Howell /
Focused on reducing waste in the industry. Provides research to develop knowledge regarding project based production management in the design, engineering, and construction of capital facilities.
Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA)
Alan Johnston and Ken Bever /
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) *
David Morris /
NAHB Research Center
Thomas Kenney, P.E. /
National Academy of Sciences Federal Facilities Council (FFC) *
Lynda Stanley /
The FFC coordinates the federal agencies and provides educational opportunities to all.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Large builders of homes are transforming to BIM in order to optimize their processes and provide agility in delivering customized needs of their customers
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) *
Adam Davis /
(330) 539-4044 x164
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Ron Runkles /
National Facility Management & Technology (NFMT)
Wendy Dietzler /
(414) 228-7701 x455
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
Jessica Ferris /
(301) 589-1776 ext. 204
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Casey Grant /
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Mark Palmer /
The NIST/BFRL Construction Integration and Automation Technologies (CONSIAT) Program is developing enabling measurement science, methods, protocols, and knowledge to improve construction productivity with the integration of information, communication, sensing and automation technologies. The CONSIAT Program works with industry to identify priority issues and problems and develops needed advancements for the effective use of new technologies in achieving fully integrated and automated project processes.
National Roofing Contractors Association
Bill Good, CAE
National Trust for Historic Preservation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)
Paul R. Bertram, Jr. /
Open Building Information Xchange (OBIX)
Toby Considine /
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) *
Mark Reichardt /
Helping the World to Communicate Geographically. Provides industry standards to the ISO level. Recognized test bed approach.
Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) *
Alan Edgar /
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)
Marsha Bass /
Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing (PATH)
Project Management Institute Design Procurement Construction Specific Interest Group (DPC-SIG)
Robert (Robb) Gries /
The D-P-C SIG is an international organization and its mission is to break down barriers that fragment the profession, improve the understanding of capital project management, promote collaboration between capital project stakeholders, and contribute to the professional development of our membership.
Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
Barbara Higgins /
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) *
Matthew Bruck /
Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIF)
Richard Robinson /
Security Industry Association (SIA)
Florence Dennis-Huskin /
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) *
Matthew Cramer /
Participate in the effort to achieve wide acceptance of open standard IFC's and technologically advanced tools to enable and promote growth of Integrated Practice, where efficient collaboration among disciplines can lead to goals of improved productivity and the reduction of errors and waste in the construction process. Assist in the dissemination of information on IFC's, BIM and the Integrated Practice to SMACNA contractors and the entire construction community.
Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT)
Chris Pomfret /
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME /
Society of American Registered Architects
N. Michael F. Griffith, FARA /
Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
Ramesh Gulati /
Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP)
Dennis J. Hall, FAIA /
Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice is a nationwide technical resource organization that aids design firms, agencies, facility managers, and manufacturers in acquiring specifications from qualified writers, and allows independent specifiers to enhance their professionalism by sharing techniques and industry developments. Widely regarded as the voice of the specifier community, SCIP membership includes specifications consultants and design firm specifiers.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
The Green Standard
Deborah Dunning /
U.S. Green Building Council
Linda Sorrento /
Utilizing an integrated approach to hasten the transformation of the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated to neutralize first costs, improve building performance, and reduce operations impacts.
Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
John F. Bender, P.E. /
United States Coast Guard (USCG) *
David M. Hammond /
USACE - CAD/BIM Technology Center *
John Hood /
US Army - Civil Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)
Bill East /
The Corps of Engineers is transforming to the use of BIM and is a primary player in the industry transformation with products such as COBIE.