This news maybe surprising to some, who may have thought that Solibri would have already been a member of buildingSMART International, but the company wasn’t until now.
The Helsinki, Finland, based BIM software company has now joined buildingSMART, an open standards group that promotes Open BIM standards for data and file interoperability in the AECO industries. Solibri is a leading supplier of software for quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) for the construction industry. It’s Solibri Model Checker is sold in over 70 markets around the world.
In the announcement the company has claimed that Solibri Model Checker has the fastest growing global footprint in BIM (building information modeling) validation, compliance control, design co-oordinatn and code checking. It’s customers include major building owners and operators, construction companies, architecture and engineering firms worldwide.
Shared Beliefs in Standards for BIM
Heikki Kulusjärvi, Solibri CEO said “buildingSMART International and Solibri share the same belief in open standards. Open BIM will drive this industry forward. It will offer savings in both time and costs. It will also support a more efficient workflow and by doing so, it will improve the environment. I look forward to working together to share our experiences within the network and beyond.”
Richard Petrie, bSI CEO said “We are very pleased to welcome Solibri as International members of bSI. This is an interesting time for those involved in this market. We are seeing a whole host of players rallying around Open BIM. Solibri is in a unique position and their insight will inspire others to rethink the future of this industry.”
About Solibri Model Checker
Solibri develops and markets three core tools for BIM: Solibri Model Checker, Solibri Model Viewer, and Solibri IFC Optimizer. All three tools work across both Mac and Windows platforms.
Users utilizes the first flagship product, Solibri Model Checker, for performing advanced clash detection, deficiency detection, BIM model verification and matching, management of change orders and design versions (utilizing BCF workflows), and BIM data mining. Solibri Model Viewer is a free tool that BIM professionals across all sides of the AECO workflow can utilize to view IFC models and Solibri Model Checker files. Finally, its Solibri IFC Optimizer tool allows standard IFC files coming out of various BIM authoring, checking and validation platforms to be dramatically reduced in size (approximately 50 percent reductions), thus enabling greater distribution capacity.