Welcome to the home of IFD Library. This website provides information about IFD Library and IFD Library Group, the organization operating IFD Library.
Note: The IFD Library and the organization that has operated it, the IFD Library Group, have formally become a part of buildingSMART International. This has resulted in the renaming of the IFD LIbrary to the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD) and the reorganization of the IFD Library Group into the bSI Product Room. This website does not yet reflect these changes. However, all of the fundamental information and activity represented here remains accurate. The content of this site will be moved to the bSI site in the near future and updates to reflect the naming and organization changes will be made at that time.
IFD, the International Framework for Dictionaries, is, in simple terms, a standard for terminology libraries or ontologies. The concept for the IFD Library is derived from internationally-accepted open standards that have been developed by ISO (most importantly ISO 12006-3:2007). IFD Library is one of the core components of the buildingSMART technology, the others being IFC and IDM/MVD.
IFD Library provides flexibility for an IFC-based building information model (BIM) allowing for the link between the model and various databases with project and product specific data. IFD Library:
IFD Library is developed and managed by IFD Library Group currently consisting of four partners:
|New SN/TS 3489:2010 - in English Norwegian Technical Specification for implementation of IFD Library support in IFC is ready and available from Standards Norway.|
|Download the IFD Library Business Plan. Please let us know if you have comments|
|Download the Annual Report of the activities of the IFD Library Group for 2010.|
|Download the Agenda, Objectives and Resolutions from IFD Library/buildingSMART Data Dictionary Management Group meetings in Washington, DC, USA, January 2012.|
|Download the Resolutions from IFD Library/buildingSMART Data Dictionary Technical Group meetings in Oslo Norway, March 2012.|
|Download the Summary from buildingSMART International Product Room meeting run by the buildingSMART Data Dictionary Group in Oslo Norway, March 2012.|
|Download the Agenda and Resolutions from buildingSMART International Product Room in Tokyo, Japan, October 2012.|
|Download the Outcomes from bSDD Management Group meeting in Watford, UK, November 2012.|
|Download the Minutes and Resolutions from buildingSMART International Product Room in Waltham, MA USA, March 2013.|
|Next meeting of the bSI Product Room - the fourth meeting of the buildingSMART International Product Room, in conjunction with buildingSMART International ITM/IUG meetings planned for October 2013 in Munich, Germany. For more information, as it becomes available, see the "buildingSMART International website.|