AEC3 is a consulting company specialising in research, development and application of building information modelling (BIM) technologies in building and civil engineering. It works with clients (designers, construction companies, owners and operators) helping them to adopt and implement interoperable open BIM workflows. As part of the overall consultancy services that AEC3 provides for clients it also focuses on new ways of working, including the continuous process improvement and organisational changes to fully adopt for BIM. AEC3 Deutschland GmbH has a sister organisation AEC3 UK.

AEC3 is a leading organisation for developing and using IT standards for the exchange and sharing of building information. AEC3 personnel provide leadership in the development of Industry Foundation Classes IFC, the open BIM standard how in process of becoming a formal ISO standard as ISO 16739. AEC3 has also been instrumental in developing the neighbourhood standards, Information Delivery Manual (ISO 29481), and the Framework for BIM Guidelines (ISO 12911). AEC3 works with and contributes to standardization organisations such as ISO, CEN, buildingSMART, and DIN.

AEC3 has worked in the area of data interoperability between building and construction domain and GIS, and has recently expanding the scope of BIM interoperability to the infrastructure domain. A major task is currently the preparation of the next generation of the IFC standard to include roads, railways, bridges and tunnels.

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INSPIRE Conference 2018, Antwerp, Belgium

Sept. 18, 2018 - Sept. 21, 2018

The 2018 edition of the INSPIRE conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, 18-21 September. The motto of this years’ event is INSPIRE users: Make it work together!  

The European INSPIRE Directive leads to a digital highway for sharing information on Europe’s environment. Member states are rapidly extending this network to reach all levels of government and application areas beyond the environment. Now that we have this essential European facility in place, we can exploit it to the full to support the digital transformation of European society. 

The call for submissions is organised in 3 strands

INSPIRE the Users: In this strand special attention goes to inspiring the usage and users of INSPIRE. Both public and private parties are invited to share their experiences with creating applications that benefit from INSPIRE.

Doing it Together: This strand is dedicated to 'cooperation'. We are looking for examples where the cooperation between public and/or private sector organisations and programmes has been successfully developed to support the implementation of INSPIRE.

Making it work: The strand adressess a more technical approach to ‘make it work’. We are calling for submissions where implementation issues have been identified and where the source of the problems has been - or needs to be - addressed (e.g. Simplifications encoding, Automatisations, quality assessment, etc.).

7. OKSTRA®-Symposium in Bergisch Gladbach/Germany

May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018

Schwerpunkte des Symposiums:

  • OKSTRA in der Anwendung, Austausch von Planungs- und Netzdaten
  • OKSTRA bezogene Forschungsergebnisse
  • OPEN Data und INSPIRE
  • Qualitätssicherung
  • BIM international und national
  • BIM-Pilotprojekte in Deutschland

 Zielgruppe des Symposiums:

Das Symposium richtet sich an Beschäftigte von Straßenbauverwaltungen aus Bund, Ländern und

Gemeinden, aus Planungsbüros, aus der Bauindustrie, aus Universitäten und Softwarehäusern.

Angesprochen sind alle, die sich über Nutzen und Stand des erfolgreichen Standards im Straßen- und

Verkehrswesen informieren möchten.

Presenting results from our Interlink testcase

OKSTRA, IFC und BIM: Neue Wege zum Umgang mit Straßeninfrastrukturdaten

Authors: Matthias Weise (AEC3), Ingo Schmidt, Jan Tulke (P+B4.0), Jochen Hettwer, Arnold Vogelsang (Interactive Instruments).