UPDATE 06.09.2021: The openBIM Marketplace is now closed and we are in the process of contacting the successful proposals. Thank you to all who took part and voted, and don't forget to register for the Virtual Summit in order to see the presentations!



buildingSMART is inviting presentations for the upcoming Virtual Summit Autumn 2021. Submit your proposal for a presentation on this page.
Add a title, short description, and an image, making sure it is informative and to the point. You will also need to answer the mathematical CAPTCHA before hitting Submit.

This is also the page to vote for ideas and proposals you want to see at the summit. You have 5 votes each to help your preferred proposals get to the top of the leader board! If you change your mind or prefer a new proposal, you can retract and re-allocate your vote at any time.


Some topic guidelines:

  • Open source technology
  • Projects and collaboration
  • Standards development
  • Thought leadership
  • Developing open solutions

There are multiple ways a proposal can end up on the summit agenda:

  • A proposal ends up in the top 8 most voted on;
  • A proposal is selected by the academic review committee;
  • A proposal is invited by a room to present in their sessions.


  • 28th July: platform officially open to submit your presentation suggestions
  • 23rd August: last day to submit your presentation suggestions
  • 5th September: last day to cast your votes!
  • 6th September: successful candidates informed
  • 19th September: all presentation materials to have been delivered by successful candidates


  • Presenters will need to register for the summit.
  • The presentation will likely be pre-recorded, but you should also be available to join live on Tuesday 28th September.
  • Proposals are non-binding. You have the right to refuse a presentation after being selected.


Questions? Reach out to Dan Little.


openBIM Marketplace

Get your idea to 100 to be reviewed
  • 99
    ParPRO: Automating the review of proposals for public housing projects in Chile
    11 months agoopen0
    PARPro is an automatic checking platform for IFC models, developed for the Ministry of Housing. The main objective of this platform is to reduce the time that teams from the Ministry, who do not have expert knowledge of BIM, spend reviewing the compliance of the projects delivered through IFC. The use of BIM in the Ministry’s first pilot projects has already helped reduce the time spent on revision by 75%. PARPro will further increase the efficiency of the revision processes. This development also seeks to standardize the projects' information management, along with increasing the information quality by using the IFC data scheme. The resulting data will be integrated into the Ministry's business intelligence platforms. The platform will have a predefined set of rules, and will also enable the ministry's professionals to modify and create new rules, allowing the expansion of its scope to include other ministry projects (such as public spaces, paving, etc).
  • 93
    12 months agoopen3
    IFC.js is an open source JavaScript library that allows to create BIM applications that easily read and write IFCs. https://ifcjs.github.io/info/
  • 79
    12 months agoopen6
    usBIM.ids in an application that implements the new bSI IDS standard. usBIM.ids implements the 3 main functionalities for the use of the IDS standard in a 100% openBIM workflow. The 3 main functions are: creator, modeler and validator. CREATOR: definition of the specifications and creation of the IDS files. MODELER: fill the data as defined in the IDS directly in the IFC models produced with any authoring software. VALIDATOR: validation of the IFC files against the requirements as defined in the IDS files. https://test-service.usbim.com/link/60f966ff7019421300edffed
  • 56
    Twingine: BIM for developers & building owners
    11 months agoopen1
    Problem statement: The BIM usage for developers & building owners is still far too complicated. Why? - Too many and too complicated tools - Too much BIM-specific know how required - Too little transparency about valuable use cases for developers & building owners What do owners & developers expect from BIM beyond visualization & clash detection? - Insights about the building design efficiency - Cost impact of design alternatives - Lifecycle cost estimations - Energy simulations and last but not least insights regarding the building sustainability! That's why we are developing Twingine, the first comprehensive tool for owners & developers to deliver the real power of BIM!
  • 43
    IfcToolbox: Simple tools for processing IFC files
    11 months agoopen2
    IfcToolbox is a kit of simple tools for processing IFC files. It provides tools to optimize, convert, split, relocate and anonymize IFC files easily. Based on open-source libraries like Xbim and IfcOpenShell. More info in https://bimmars.com/ifctoolbox_openbim/
  • 36
    IFC in ArcGIS – Bringing Open Standard BIM data into GIS workflows
    10 months agoopen5
    Today's cities around the world face a variety of sustainability and resilience issues with roads, bridges, and other facilities. In order to solve these problems all these structures need to be better designed. This results in an important requirement for linking GIS and BIM, namely optimizing data exchange between BIM, CAD and geospatial information from GIS. BIM and GIS together are transforming project delivery, planning, operations and maintenance of cities, sites and infrastructure. The integration of planning and geospatial data is increasingly expected in the AEC industry. More and more common BIM and CAD formats are being used in ArcGIS to support workflows such as maintenance, inspection, operations, and training. The ability to read IFC file formats directly in ArcGIS Pro expands GIS users' ability to incorporate BIM content from multiple disciplines and source applications into various workflows throughout the asset lifecycle. Users will benefit from Esri's partnership with Autodesk by accessing IFC files directly from BIM360 or Autodesk Construction Cloud using ArcGIS Pro's BIM Cloud Connection. Using ArcGIS Pro, IFC can be converted into open standard OGC Integrated 3D Scene layers for streaming throughout GIS experiences, retaining semantics, user attribution, and other metadata. Because Esri has a long history of contributing to open source and open standards organizations around the world, future IFC updates will support rail, airports and roads as they are incorporated into the standard. ArcGIS is becoming the primary solution for AEC firms and developers/operators to better manage projects and infrastructure in a spatial context. Let's take a look at how IFC is being used across the Esri’s ecosystem.
  • 33
    Getting your data information right: Property and Classification Manager
    10 months agoopen0
    Managing product data information consistently is a real challenge that is being tackled on the best case scenario at company level but most of the time on a project basis. The best way to decrease the burden and the costs associated with product data management is to enable a shared method of providing digital product information. The buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) is offering an independent accreditation method and a tool for product parameter exchange with IFCs. BIMData.io has developed a plugin that enables non CAD users to update IFC models with parameters and classification from bSDD. The bSDD plugin will be open source and free to use. We are now looking for beta users. BIMData is a feemium openBIM platform and a Restful API provider.
  • 33
    User approach on BCF
    12 months agoopen0
    Lets stop using Email and create easy accessable data out of our communication. Check out the Info chart on BCF and learn how to communicate within your BIM environment, or CDE
  • 31
    BIM based permit checking service Estonia
    12 months agoopen0
    After the first proof of concept which got a Special Mention at last years BIM awards, this year the real implementation of the BIM based permit checking service started. With this service, openBIM will be available in a very simple way to all government employees in Estonia using the e-Construction platform. A first set of about 50 automated checks is available and will be expanded step by step in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
  • 31
    openBIM® and Open GIS for Cities
    11 months agoopen1
    How can openBIM® (IFC), open GIS (CityGML), and open web technology (Cesium) be integrated for creating a scalable platform on an urban scale? Can the integration process be made repeatable on an urban scale? Will requiring IFC model as a legal document (IFC MALD) help the process? Commissioned by a government agency, a group of BIM+GIS experts from the European Union, Asia, and the US are working to address these questions and hope to share the findings.
  • 25
    IfcOpenShell implementation of IDS
    12 months agoopen1
    Open-source library and web app to create IDS (Information Delivery Specification) and validate IFC models against it.
  • 16
    regola: rules for BIM quality
    11 months agoopen0
    regola is a platform where you can specify and check BIM models based on computational rules. Rules are expressed in semi natural language, they are parametric and they work on IFC models, IFC 4.3 included. We believe bSI is the best place to grow a community around open rules for BIM models. Let us present you how we can do this!
  • 8
    BIM-based Crowd Data Collection; crowd sourcing inhabitant’s input
    11 months agoopen0
    To propose and develop optimized renovation solutions, a good understanding of the as-is situation of a building as well as the needs and requirements of the prospective inhabitants is required. Inhabitants’ inputs are crucial to complement a set of analyses and simulation results particularly concerning comfort. In this respect, a user-friendly application is developed to collect such input from inhabitants. An interactive BIM viewer is implemented in the app to facilitate the communication of spatial questions. Inhabitants can indicate a space in response to a question. The “Inhabitant app” was developed to: • Digitize the process of data collection and analyses from inhabitants • Reduce the cost by outsourcing part of the inspection activities to the inhabitants • Involving the end-users in the process of decision-making by collecting their needs and preferences • Streamline and standardize the process by uploading the results in a structured way in BIM-SPEED cloud platform.
  • 6
    A Framework for Information Management on Mega Projects
    11 months agoopen0
    Implementing open source technology and the latest standards on mega projects requires a structured and methodical approach to ensure the approach can be clearly communicated. This Information Management framework uses practical mega project case studies to define an approach which places data and the user experience at the heart of project setup. This presentation will show the benefits that are now being realised during delivery from the implementation of the ISO 19650 standards and the opportunities for future benefits during operation from standardised data structures using openBIM principles.
  • 4
    Innovative quality assurance in BIM projects
    11 months agoopen0
    The Singular Qualifier is a revolutionary, browser-based quality assurance software for BIM projects. It checks specific requirements for models and ensures data quality along the entire lifecycle. The Qualifier enables simple and automated verification of metadata in the IFC model. All project participants have transparency about the current planning status at any time. You get more process reliability, precision and lower error rates in BIM projects.
  • 4
    Making Digital Construction Sustainable
    10 months agoopen0
    The drive towards sustainable buildings is significantly growing and this can be attributed to a number of key factors which are having a big impact on the AEC industry, particularly over growing concerns for climate change and wastage of energy and resources. The application of BIM to construction projects has the ability to enhance the quality of information provided for making critical design decisions regarding a building’s environmental impact. However, the provision and utilisation of such information has yet to be exploited to its full potential given that in many instances there is a disconnect between BIM methodologies, sustainable design practices and traditional project workflows. Differing perceptions and misaligned expectations of the benefits and outcomes of BIM and sustainable design adoption need to be addressed, and quickly. Sustainability now needs to become a key driver for the digital transformation of the built environment and addressing the challenges of climate change is a pressing agenda for us all. In this talk we will examine the current status of the AEC industry for openBIM, and the efforts being made to introduce greater sustainability. What has been done so far and what is yet to come.