Autodesk collaborates with buildingSMART KOREA to develop national BIM standards

Categories: Architecture Engineering

The 2010s are turning out to be the decade of BIM for the architecture, construction and infrastructure industries worldwide as more and more nations promote or mandate the use of Building Information Modeling to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

The latest milestone for global BIM adoption happened this month with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Autodesk and buildingSMART KOREA (bSK) to help develop a Building Information Modeling Standard Framework for Korea.  This ambitious new BIM framework will enhance Korea’s existing guidelines by providing more extensive, systematic national standards that will facilitate the implementation of BIM.

1Caption: Pilhoon Lee, chairman of bSK and Patrick Williams, senior vice president for Asia Pacific at Autodesk shown holding the milestone MoU agreement to help advance BIM in Korea

The project is expected to have a significant impact on BIM adoption and proliferation in Korea. Its goals are to develop a BIM standards framework, to develop BIM libraries and technical content, to grow BIM knowledge in the country, and to develop a national BIM policy and system.

Autodesk has been enlisted to collaborate with bSK for up to six years on the project. According to the MoU, Autodesk will help to create and disseminate the resulting BIM standards, library and content. The company’s involvement with the project will include providing technical guidance, supporting pilot tests with Autodesk Revit software, and ensuring that Korean users’ needs are reflected in the standards.

bSK’s Pilhoon Lee said, “We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with Autodesk, to make Korea’s building and construction one of the most advanced BIM-based industries in the world. Autodesk’s global BIM leadership, and the fact that Autodesk Revit is the leading BIM software in Korea, makes it an ideal collaborator.”

“We are honored to collaborate with bSK to help deliver BIM standards for Korea. Studies show that BIM has numerous benefits including improving collective understanding of design intent and reducing errors on a project,” added Autodesk’s Patrick Williams. “Autodesk is looking to the future and changing the way the world is designed and made. We’re combining the strengths of leading BIM desktop software with new cloud and mobile technology to dramatically improve the future of building design and construction.”