This is a report sponsored by Erabuild, and written by a collaborative group from SINTEF (Ole Jørgen Karud and Håvard Bell), VTT (Arto Kiviniemi), Rambøll (Jan Karlshøj) and Eurostep (Väino Tarandi). We (SINTEF) had the lead of the project, but it was a very productive team effort, and shows the strength the Nordic countries represent in this field. The report provides current status on buildingSMART technology and usage, gives an overview of all the lessons learned so far, and list all recommended steps for future development and further usage of buildingSMART.
Some of the more interesting findings emphasize the need for public funders to step up, and for big public clients to demand open standards and contribute to kick start the marked. The report is also very clear on the benefits of using international open standards, and in specific, buildingSMART standards.