Building Domain


Mission and Purpose

The Building Domain of the buildingSMART Standards and Solutions Program has the mission to support the development of open digital standards and solutions for buildings across all sectors and throughout their lifecycle. By combining, enhancing and developing open standards for structured data, the Building Domain will enable process and data integration for buildings across all industry sectors. To understand the Building Domain mission and purpose in more detail please refer to the Building Domain Charter. The Building Domain Roadmap contains a more detailed view of the scope and deliverables of the Building Domain including projects, structure and governance.

Steering Committee

The Building Domain is led by a steering committee comprised of representatives from international members and local buildingSMART chapters.  The steering committee facilitates the project and activities of the domain, interacts with and provides reports to the standards committee, leads the domain sessions at buildingSMART summits, and ensures the buildingSMART Process is followed.


Kjell Ivar BakkmoenNorway Chapter
Mirbek BekbolievGermany Chapter
Gianluca GenovaBasler & Hofmann
Jouni Hurskainen Finland Chapter
David IveyHOK
Jan-Anders JönssonSweden Chapter
Francis LeungHong Kong Chapter
Alex PlentyUK & Ireland Chapter
Geraldine RaynerCanada Chapter
Rob RoefTNO


Key Objectives

  • Open standard data exchange for building whole life management
  • Asset management exchange of information
  • Enduring archives of asset information
  • Digital project management

Learn More

To learn more about the Building Domain and the activities here, or contribute in the work, please contact us.


Domain News

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