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The Nemetschek Group: Driving OPEN BIM

The Nemetschek Group is a leader in developing and promoting OPEN BIM solutions and workflows to enable seamless and free collaboration of the different disciplines along the complete building lifecycle, regardless of their choice of software.

What is OPEN BIM?

OPEN BIM is a progressive, digital, future-proof approach to improve collaboration across the AEC/O industry. It helps connecting different stakeholders involved in a building or infrastructure project by allowing them to exchange project information through neutral, non-proprietary file formats.

The use of open standards benefits everyone creating, processing, importing or exporting BIM data – from the planning, tendering and design phases, through construction, all the way to the operational phase. It positively affects a variety of software users such as architects, engineers and builders, but also property managers as well as clients/owners to co-create great buildings. 

OPEN BIM creates a singular language, ensuring workflow transparency, longevity and accessibility of data for built assets – ideally in real-time, cloud-based and from one single “source of truth”.

Nemetschek Group: Partner of buildingSMART

OPEN BIM is based upon open standards such as IFC from buildingSMART. The Nemetschek Group is a buildingSMART member and fully support its openBIM program. We are also fully dedicated to the high quality standards defined by our OPEN BIM Charter and represented by our OPEN BIM logo.

The six OPEN BIM principles

We believe that...

  • Interoperability between project stakeholders must not be used as grounds for competition
  • Interoperability should be facilitated via development and support of open standards
  • Rigorous testing and certification criteria are a must for quality support of open standards
  • Proprietary format mandates must not be used to exclude candidates from project work
  • Free choice of software in project work must be a basic right for any project stakeholder
  • Industry stakeholders must publicly endorse and promote OPEN BIM in the AEC community

The benefits of OPEN BIM

All participants in a construction project benefit from open interfaces and neutral data standards.

1) Interoperability

Interoperability is key to the digital transformation of the built asset industry.

2) Open

Open and neutral standards to facilitate interoperability.

3) Reliability

Reliable data exchanges based on independent quality benchmarks.

4) Collaborations

Workflows are enhanced by open and agile data formats.

5) Flexibility

Flexibility in the choice of software used increases the added value for all trades involved in the process, as the best partner can also be chosen for each stage of the project.

6) Sustainability

Sustainability is safeguarded by long-term interoperable data standards.

OPEN BIM in practice

Learn more about practical implementation of OPEN BIM at our brands to see workflow solutions and reference projects showcasing how OPEN BIM contributes to projects delivered within budget and on time, ultimately contributing to a better built environment.

Queen's Wharf

With its soaring skyscrapers, diverse economy and port positioning, Brisbane is no stranger to development. But the new scheme at Queen’s Wharf takes things to a different level.

Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Impressive Architecture and Efficient Construction - a prime example of OPEN BIM. Software solutions from GRAPHISOFT, Solibri, and Allplan were involved in planning and “shaping” the Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Moscow. Find out more

architectural sketches

Organizational Chart

checking collisions in Solibri Model Viewer

CAD Model

Mind Map Processes

structural model

The Tonsberg Project - Vestfold Hospital

The Tonsberg Project by Vestfold Hospital, Norway is a buildingSMART International Award 2020 winning project in the category "Handover". 

Find out more on the official bSI Website or watch the video

Project Celsius by Byggstyrning

buildingSMART International 2020 Award winner in the category "Construction" Project Celsius in Sweden.

Find out more on the official bSI website or watch the video

A Telltale Introduction to OPEN BIM

KBNK Architects. The SonninPark housing units in Hamburg, Germany surround a 17,000 sq. meter landscaped courtyard that’s filled with trails, parks, and greenery.

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