GRAPHISOFT and buildingSMART team up for Korean BIM standards


Giants of Building Information Modelling software GRAPHISOFT are teaming up with buildingSMART Korea to create national standards for Open BIM.

“Open BIM-based Building Design Standard and IT-Infrastructure Construction” efforts will be made by both groups, in the hope that South Korea can follow in the footsteps of world leaders in BIM such as Finland, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

As part of the partnership agreement, “technical collaboration, collaboration on developing and disseminating the Korean BIM standard” will be primary focuses. In addition, the exchange of information relating to the development of BIM objects for GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD will take place.

According to the original news post originating from GRAPHISOFT’s website, South Korea have had an interest in implementing BIM for public and private sectors over the years, and the conjunction of buildingSMART Korea and GRAPHISOFT will be a major event in making that interest become a reality.

Discussing the teaming-up, buildingSMART Korea’s Chairman Pilhoon Lee was filled with pride. He explained: “We are proud to be working with GRAPHISOFT, the company that invented BIM with its Virtual Building concept back in 1994. We are also committed to ensuring that the standards are firmly rooted in OPEN BIM.”

GRAPHISOFT’s Vice President – Asia, Bence Kovacs also provided comment, stating: “Working together with buildingSMART Korea will ensure that BIM knowledge continues to grow throughout the country. We look forward to a relationship based on a mutual understanding of and respect for what BIM can do for the AEC industry.”

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