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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, regardless of their choice of software.

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What is OPEN BIM?

OPEN BIM Charter

OPEN BIM is a progressive, future-proof approach to AEC/O collaboration. It helps connect stakeholders such as software vendors, software users (architects, engineers and builders) as well as clients/owners to co-create great buildings. OPEN BIM ensures workflow transparency, longevity and accessibility of data for built assets.

OPEN BIM is based upon open standards such as IFC from buildingSMART. The Nemetschek Group fully support buildingSMART’s 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.

We believe that...
  • Interoperability between project stakeholders must not be used as grounds for competition.

  • Free choice of software in project work must be a basic right for any project stakeholder.

  • Proprietary format mandates must not be used to exclude candidates from project work.

  • Interoperability should be facilitated via development and support of open standards.

  • Rigorous testing and certification criteria is a must for quality support of open standards.

  • Industry stakeholders must publicly endorse and promote OPEN BIM in the AEC/O community.

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

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Organizational Chart
checking collisions in Solibri Model Viewer
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Mind Map Processes
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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

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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.