London, (September 28, 2023) – buildingSMART International is pleased to announce that Serbia has been formally approved as a “Developing Chapter” by the Board at the International Standards Summit in Lillestrøm, 18-21 September 2023.
The Board's approval follows a successful submission demonstrating the competency and strategic vision of the Chapter, backed by an existing national ecosystem with strong industry engagement. As a result, the Board resoundingly approved this submission to become a "Developing Chapter.". The application was submitted by the BIM Serbia organization, which will be the founding entity for the Chapter. As a not-for-profit, BIM Serbia aims to advance activities in the country to promote standardisation and openBIM benefits. The Chapter seeks to ensure collaboration and education for practitioners in the field to serve the various interest groups in Serbia and to contribute to the international program.
Clive Billiald, CEO of bSI commented: “We are delighted to add Serbia to the network of international buildingSMART Chapters and congratulate BIM Serbia on the quality of their application. Development and adoption of open digital standards is the path to sustainability and productivity across the global built environment. We look forward to working with our colleagues in Serbia to build this better future, nationally and on a global basis. ”
Veljko Janjic, President of BIM Serbia commented that “Forming a buildingSMART Chapter is a remarkable milestone for the growing BIM community in Serbia. We are proud to be a part of an amazing international community of professionals dedicated to elevating the construction sector through collaboration, development, and implementation of openBIM standards. With a wealth of international knowledge and experiences becoming available, we will empower construction companies as well as collaborate with governmental entities, supporting the digital transformation journey and raising the efficiency and competitiveness of the national construction industry.”
About buildingSMART International
buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body 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 planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support to develop consensus based open standards. Its members, who range from across the entire built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization and management. buildingSMART also partners with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standard achieved ISO approval in 2012.
About BIM Serbia
BIM Serbia, founded in 2017, is a non-governmental and non-profit association gathering together professionals and enthusiasts in the fields of information technologies, construction, and BIM/VDC dedicated to achieving better results in the construction sector. One of the main goals of BIM Serbia is to create a community of like-minded professionals sharing the vision of digital construction based on international best practices and openBIM standards. BIM Serbia Association aims to promote, educate, encourage and support the implementation of BIM/VDC technology within the Serbian construction sector, as well as to represent the community on national and international stages, collaborating closely with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in achieving set goals.