Webinar: BIM Open Standards, What Teams Need to Know in 2019 – Part 1

This presentation will highlight the fundamentals of Open Standards and IFC that all teams in BIM should be aware of. When you are planning for the use of BIM on any project, the stakeholders involved may not all use the same software applications. To ensure that project data is not lost in translation between applications, all team members should be knowledgeable about interoperability. From “BIM Handbook” – Eastman, Teicholz, Sacks, Liston; published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011: “Interoperability is the ability to pass data between applications, and for multiple applications to jointly contribute to the work at hand. Interoperability, at the minimum, eliminates the need to manually copy data already generated in another application.” One of the best methods for ensuring interoperability is to understand and implement open BIM standards – developed and maintained by an international consortium known as buildingSMART ( This session will explore this topic with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) on practical project examples.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Identify the fundamentals of Open Standards.
  2. Describe the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).
  3.  Examine the importance of using IFC on a project.
  4. Demonstrate how to implement open BIM standards.


David Ivey - Senior Design Technology Manager, HOK


Will Ikerd - Principal, IKERD Consulting

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Webinar Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm Eastern Time

Registration Fee: FREE

CE Credits Offered:

1.0 CM-BIM CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes this WebEd as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM). Attendees may earn up to 1.0 hour of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

 1.0 AIA Learning Unit | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request.

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