The recently signed partnership will strengthen the interoperability of open standards throughout the building and infrastructure lifecycle and value chain and improve the broader availability of digital product information.
BRUSSELS / LONDON. During its annual General Assembly in Frankfurt in February 2017, Franz Ernst, President of ETIM International, in the presence of most of the country members of ETIM, signed a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between ETIM International and BuildingSMART International.
Following exploratory meetings between the international offices of both organisations in the second half of 2016, complemented by successful collaboration at local level in the Netherlands and Norway, the two parties agreed on the critical benefits of promoting closer coordination of their respective activities to strengthen open-standard based interoperability throughout the building and infrastructure lifecycle and value chain.
Currently the ETIM staff works hard on the new upcoming version of ETIM. For this reason the CMT (classification management tool) has been closed since 1st of February for new entries, but it´s still possible to have a look at the current status (http://prod.etim-international.com).
ETIM version 7.0 includes many changes, especially in the fields of luminaires, security systems, cables and wires and the HVAC sector (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sanitary) and the release is planned for the second quarter of 2017.