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Digital Twin Consortium Announces Liaison with buildingSMART

Advancing digital twin technologies in infrastructure and building industries

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 20, 2020 – The Digital Twin Consortium® and buildingSMART International (bSI) have entered into a liaison agreement to accelerate the development, deployment, and wide-scale adoption of open digital twin technologies.

Both have agreed to the following:

  • Collaborating on standards requirements, including open-source standards
  • Realizing interoperability by harmonizing technology components and other elements to enable connected data environments
  • Aligning work in horizontal domains for adoption within vertical domains and use cases
  • Use of enabling technologies and digital twin such as simulation and Al

“We are excited about our collaboration with buildingSMART,” said Dan Isaacs, VP and Technical Director, Digital Twin Consortium. “Their knowledge and experience with open standards/solutions for infrastructure and buildings will be invaluable as we work together to advance the use of digital twin technology.”

Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, buildingSMART International said, “Digital Twins are very much part of our vision and strategy, and I’m delighted we are able to sign this agreement with Digital Twin Consortium. Together with our Digital Twins Working Group, I am confident all resources will help to deliver a bigger and stronger ecosystem for enabling digital twins for all phases of the built asset industry.”

Both consortia will exchange information through regular consultations, seminars, and more.

About buildingSMART International
buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively support 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. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged 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) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012.

About Digital Twin Consortium
Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances the use of digital twin technology in many industries from aerospace to natural resources. Digital Twin Consortium is a program of Object Management Group.

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