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The multidisciplinary BIM revolution presented by Michelangelo Cianciulli at the buildingSMART International Summit

Facility management, Geotwin IoT, infrastructure inspection platforms: the power of multidisciplinarity in openBIM and its future discussed by Michelangelo Cianciulli of ACCA software at the buildingSMART International Standard Summit in Lillestrøm, Norway

The buildingSMART International Standards Summit, held this year in Lillestrøm, Norway, is an event that brings together a community of professionals dedicated to the development and implementation of open data standards for the built environment. With a specific focus on digital products and openBIM workflows, this edition of the Summit concentrated on critical aspects shaping the industry.

Digitization, data analysis, and sustainability were the key themes highlighted during the event; industry experts shared their visions and knowledge, providing valuable insights into how open standards are rapidly gaining recognition and global application. Governments, committees, and clients have shown a growing interest in adopting open standards to enhance both requirements definition and information exchange within the supply chain.

Michelangelo Cianciulli - ACCA openbim IFCexpert

The summit served as a platform to discuss the critical needs and requests associated with the global development, testing, and implementation of open data standards and also offered the opportunity to delve into the importance of digital productization for manufacturers and gain practical knowledge about the latest developments in openBIM workflows.

During the buildingSMART International Standards Summit, Michelangelo Cianciulli, openBIM and IFC expert at ACCA software, delivered a groundbreaking speech on the power of openBIM. Speaking of ‘Multidisciplinary BIM,’ Cianciulli outlined a future where openBIM is not just an add-on but an essential necessity in the evolution of Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Multidisciplinarity in openBIM: Why it matters

In the words of Michelangelo Cianciulli, multidisciplinarity is where “openBIM demonstrates its irreplaceable power.” Up to this point, the industry has primarily focused on design-related procedures. Differently, with openBIM, the possibilities for interconnectivity and collaboration extend far beyond, including areas such as property management and territorial planning.
In this regard, the contribution that ACCA software is making is important through the implementation of tools like usBIM.maint for Facility management, usBIM.geotwin for Geotwin IoT, and usBIM as a platform for infrastructure inspection. Solutions that demonstrate how it is possible to work with open data, offering invaluable practical value and solving real problems in the construction industry.

For instance, you can consider software with integrated apps and tools that offer the best facility management solutions: from maintenance planning to activity tracking and issue management, all in one platform, with significant improvements in asset management results.

Multidisciplinary BIM - BIM modeling Facility Management

Multidisciplinary BIM – BIM modeling Facility Management

Or consider the extraordinary innovation of ArcGIS Digital Twins, born from the ACCA software-Esri synergy to integrate GIS and IFC openBIM dynamically and bidirectionally, for increasingly informed decisions in design, construction, and maintenance activities.

Also think about the importance of inspection and monitoring activities for the maintenance management of infrastructure at this historical moment when much of the world’s infrastructure has reached or exceeded its useful lifespan and requires extraordinary maintenance.

To these activities, significant support can be provided by developing new systems and integrating new technologies with a multidisciplinary approach. An example is the ACCA’s platforms for infrastructure asset management. You’ll have GIS georeferencing of assets, integrated cloud and web app platform, maintenance team management, IoT technology, and data-driven analysis for intelligent civil infrastructure management all in a single platform.

infrastructure asset management platforms

infrastructure asset management platforms

The Importance of open data and the future of openBIM

According to Michelangelo Cianciulli, “operating with open data is indispensable” to connect such diverse and complex worlds as construction, property management, and territorial planning. The transition from proprietary data to open data is not only possible but essential, and ACCA software is demonstrating how to do it successfully.
In conclusion, he emphasized that “BIM cannot express its value and potential unless it evolves towards openBIM,” a statement that highlights not only the importance of openBIM for the present but also its critical role in the future of the construction industry.

Michelangelo Cianciulli of ACCA software and Marc Golldman of ESRI discuss the significant result achieved through the integration of the two companies' software

Michelangelo Cianciulli of ACCA software and Marc Golldman of ESRI discuss the significant result achieved through the integration of the two companies’ software


Michelangelo Cianciulli’s speech at the buildingSMART International Standards Summit clarified that multidisciplinarity is the beating heart of openBIM: it offers an enlightening vision of a future where openBIM can unleash the full potential of Building Information Modeling, expanding its horizons beyond design and opening new paths in property management, territorial planning, and beyond. The message is clear, openBIM is here to stay, and its multidisciplinarity is the key to the future of the industry.