buildingSMART alliance Projects and Standards

buildingSMART alliance® Projects & Standards

Projects are at the heart of the work of the Alliance. Some are projects of the Alliance such as the United States National CAD Standard® and National BIM Standard - United States®, while some are funded and coordinated by others. We welcome all open BIM projects to be listed here so that the industry has one clearinghouse for all open BIM efforts oriented toward transforming the facilities industry. The output of many of these projects are ballots for the active standards efforts of the Alliance.


A goal of the buildingSMART alliance® is to develop a consensus infrastructure to advance open industry standards for interoperability and collaboration between practitioners. Projects are the feeder system to define and test the desired standards. Having a fully engaged and fully resourced approach, which encompasses all stakeholders and life cycle phases, will ensure robust and usable open standards. Standards are the basis for seamless communication and interoperability.

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

Visit the NCS and NBIMS-US™ websites to find out more information about each standard.


Suggest a New bSa Project

Alliance Projects are continually expanding and changing. We provide detailed information about each project from the categories below. To add a project to the list to be coordinated by the buildingSMART alliance® please contact us.

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