buildingSMART International: Richard Petrie's 2016 roundup + Newsletter No 26 / December 2016

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Kurz vor den Feiertagen schickt uns Richard Petrie, Chief Executive von buildingSMART International seine "Seasons Greetings", ergänzt um die Dezember-Ausgabe des bSI-Newsletters. Darin enthalten sind u.a. Berichte über die neuen Arbeitsräume "Construction Room" und "Airport" Room", über die Verleihung der diesjährigen bSI-Awards, über die Rolle der neuen "buildingSMART specifcations" (kurz: SPECs) sowie ein kleiner Rückblick auf die Jubiläumsfeierlichkeiten unseres German Speaking Chapters am 18. und 19. Oktober 2016 in Berlin.

Hier gibt es den aktuellen bSI-Newsletter zum Downloaden als PDF: buildingSMART International’s December Newsletter

Richard Petrie:
A busy 2017 ahead

2016 has been another busy year for buildingSMART. We have made a great deal of progress both in implementing our operating strategy and in driving forward our activities.

Please find a short presentation highlighting key achievements from across our community in 2016. As ever, this is a collective effort with valuable input from volunteers, members and sponsors. I am extremely grateful, as always, for all this support.

Digitisation is now a strategic topic in the built asset industry world-wide and the demand for open standards and vendor neutral approaches is increasing. This is leading to greater understanding and realisation of the need for buildingSMART and the open operating system we represent.

The opportunities we foresaw three years ago are materialising. I recognise that this can be felt as a challenge in many of our chapters, as local user demands grow, and internationally meaning that we need to work doubly hard to provide leadership both at home and worldwide. Many are already rising to this challenge and I want to give these generous spirited leaders a special mention.

We are at an important threshold and I am excited by the challenges I expect in 2017. I know you have all been extremely busy this year, thank you for finding the time for buildingSMART.

Please enjoy the Seasonal Holiday and I wish you a Happy New Year.

Richard Petrie