buildingSMART alliance Community

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 /
(202) 530-2254

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
Rich Walker /
(330) 242-1916

American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL)
Patrick J. O'Connor Jr. /
(612) 766-7000

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Douglas J. Sordyl /
(248) 848-3757

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
David C. Bixby /
(202) 347-7474

American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Building Connections *
Markku Allison /
(202) 626-7487
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 /
(312) 670-2400
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 /
(202) 331-3622

American Portland Cement Association (PCA)

(202) 408-9494

American Public Works Association (APWA)
Kaye Sullivan /
(816) 595-5233

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Ray Crawford /
(703) 742-5911
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. /
(703) 295-6393
The Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE is dealing with building information models.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) *
Gordon Holness /
(313) 330-5533
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)
(888) 999-2752

American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) *
Karen Hinen /
(615) 316-9200
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 /
(703) 812-2023

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
Lawrence Gration /
(703) 234-4066

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEi) *
Andrew Dowd, Jr. /
(800) 858-2678

Association of General Contractors of America (AGC) - BIMForum
Dmitri Alferieff /
(703) 837-5386
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 /
(651) 423-9140

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
Ron Burton /

Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) *
Glenn Cotita /

Canadian BIM Council *
Paul F. Loreto /
(519) 473-6641
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 /
(650) 725-4649
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 /
(609) 452-8000

Construction Industry Institute (CII)
Manual Garcia /
(512) 232-1966
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 /
(860) 768-4459

Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA)
George Gehringer, Ph.D. /
(703) 677-3367

Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)
Kim Fisher /
(800) 994-2622
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 /
(780) 735-4105

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) *
Greg Ceton /
(703) 706-4723
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 /
(312) 886-0205
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 /
(202) 461-8294

Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Lee Evey /
(202) 682-0110

Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA)
Peter Benson /
(610) 861-5990

Electronic Systems Professional Alliance
Grant Mydland /
(703) 226-3772 ext. 110

Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
J. Scott Deiter /
(301) 744-6111

Federal Real Property Association (FRPA)
Kimberly Price /
(703) 561-4104

Ray Topping /
(301) 424-4202
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 /
(877) 424-4241

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Rita Harrold, Technical Director
(212) 248-5000

InfoComm International
Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D. /
(703) 273-7200 ext. 3070

Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS)
Bill Reed /
(781) 483-3040

International Builders Exchange Executives (IBEE)
(203) 671-7372

International Code Council (ICC) - SMARTcodes™
(202) 370-1800

International Construction Information Society (ICIS)
Don Bunting /
64 9 631 7044

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Jeff Tafel /
(713) 623-4362

International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I²SL) *
Phil Wirdzek /
(703) 425-1258
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 /
(925) 447-9100
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 /
(303) 665-8191
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 /
(949) 625-8616

Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) *
David Morris /
(619) 572-3179

NAHB Research Center
Thomas Kenney, P.E. /
(301) 430-6246

National Academy of Sciences Federal Facilities Council (FFC) *
Lynda Stanley /
(202) 334-3374
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 /
(703) 841-3278

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 /
(617) 984-7284

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Mark Palmer /
(301) 975-5858
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
(847) 299-9070

National Trust for Historic Preservation
David Brown
(800) 944-6847

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)
Paul R. Bertram, Jr. /
(703) 684-0084

Open Building Information Xchange (OBIX)
Toby Considine /
(919) 962-9073

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) *
Mark Reichardt /
(301) 840-1361
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 /
(765) 215-8251

Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)
Marsha Bass /
(800) 332-7322

Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing (PATH)

Project Management Institute Design Procurement Construction Specific Interest Group (DPC-SIG)
Robert (Robb) Gries /
(206) 526-4837
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 /
(847) 481-5500

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) *
Matthew Bruck /
(212) 847-7400

Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIF)
Richard Robinson /
(651) 207-8643

Security Industry Association (SIA)
Florence Dennis-Huskin /
(703) 683-2075

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) *
Matthew Cramer /
(810) 579-5000
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 /
(937) 256-2285

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME /
(703) 549-3800

Society of American Registered Architects
N. Michael F. Griffith, FARA /
(888) 385-7272

Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
Ramesh Gulati /

Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP)
Dennis J. Hall, FAIA /
(704) 334-2101
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
(800) 523-6154

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
(202) 628-7400

The Green Standard
Deborah Dunning /
(919) 968-6516

U.S. Green Building Council
Linda Sorrento /
(202) 587-7185
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. /
(443) 567-8241

United States Coast Guard (USCG) *
David M. Hammond /
(202) 475-5606

USACE - CAD/BIM Technology Center *
John Hood /
(601) 634-4483

US Army - Civil Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)
Bill East /
(217) 373-6710
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.

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