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Engineering News-Record FutureTech 2021

On June 10, Calvin Kam, FAIA, PhD, PE was joined by Rick Klooster of Future Insight at the Engineering News-Record Future Tech event, discussing a recent pilot effort to integrate open BIM and GIS data on an urban scale. There's more to our digital twins than what meets the eye - while a typical 3D city model does deliver a photorealistic surface map, only BIM could capture details at a granular level. To ensure data continuity and scalability, four members from BIM Supporters devised an open BIM + GIS platform that integrates data from varying products using open standards. This was a ground-breaking platform endorsing SBI's advocacy for open BIM and the permanent right to use data.