Education & Capability Development

openBIM® Applications





This 9-hour course is delivered live in a virtual classroom in three separate 3-hour sessions, and offered by the US Chapter and Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART

Successful candidates will receive a recognition from buildingSMART US or Hong Kong Chapter, depending on the chapter they enroll with.

US $1,200

Enroll with US Chapter

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HK $10,000

Enroll with HK Chapter

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Course description

This course help project teams keep pace with the rapid evolution of BIM-related tools that presents challenges for even the most seasoned practitioners who want to ensure they are current with the applications best suited to promote success for their project objectives.

Course outline

  1. 01
    Optimal openBIM® workflow for construction companies

    Introductory reviews / Optimal openBIM® workflow / BIM Harmonization & Normalization / Demonstrations

  2. 02
    BIM Coordination

    Workflow automation / BIM coordination / Version comparison / Demonstrations

  3. 03
    COBie and advanced use of openBIM

    COBie Overview & Data Generation / openGIS + IDS / Demonstrations

Learning Objectives

  • Describe model uses and cite applications that can meet these needs

  • Identify model uses appropriate to the objectives of each project, department, organization

  • Identify standards governing model content applicable for each intended model use

  • Define a process for tool selection

  • Describe openBIM applications on real-world projects, benefits and risks, compatibility with "closedBIM"

  • Apply tools directly to projects

  • Develop skill sets supporting identified model uses


  • COBie (plug-in for Revit)

  • SBI [openGIS + IDS]

  • SimpleBIM*

  • Solibri Model Checker*


  • BIMcollab* 

  • BIMsync*

  • Synchro

*Attendees have the option to follow the instructions hands-on with these applications.

Learn more about our courses

buildingSMART PCERT Foundation openBIM®

Part of the buildingSMART International Professional Certification (PCERT) Program, this course benefits anyone connected with BIM-empowered projects.

Leveraging openBIM® for Project  Management

This course covers essential knowledge and skills for every project manager, supply chain or client representative, using openBIM® to design, deliver, and operate projects. This prepares project teams to develop Organization Information Requirements (OIR), specify requirements in Requests for Proposals (RFP), manage and execute projects, leverage new technologies, and processes, gaining value from the new objectives they support.

Virtual Design & Construction (VDC)

In collaboration with Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), this course benefits anyone seeking to optimize collaboration, quality, and schedule for BIM-empowered projects.

Customized Courses & Workshops

Courses and workshops tailored to meet your interests and needs.