At this point in the story of buildingSMART International, the group that started as a private consortium in 1994 – behind the support of Autodesk – has become an independent international team, making solid contributions to the technological evolution of the building industry. However, something was lacking. In today’s episode, Patrick shares the moment that changed the entire trajectory of the organization! 

Patrick shares his lessons for listeners to take away from this episode:

  • Take advantage of challenges,
  • Aim high: Don’t be afraid to DREAM,
  • Be bold about asking for support for BIG ideas,
  • The UK Challenge spurred buildingSMART to greater accomplishment,
  • The UK Challenge positioned buildingSMART to help the infrastructure industry.

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buildingSMART International

buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization. For additional information visit

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