IFC 4.3 Formally Approved

Following the approval announcement in January, IFC 4.3 is now formally approved and published as an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This accreditation solidifies IFC 4.3 as the latest iteration of the successful ISO 16739 standard, marking a major step forward for the built environment.

Clive Billiald, Chief Executive of buildingSMART International, stated, “The formal publication of IFC 4.3 as an internationally accredited standard is a testament to the tireless efforts of everyone involved in its development. This was almost ten years in the making. I want to acknowledge and recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of a diverse, global group of experts, in both the buildingSMART and ISO/CEN communities, who have made this possible. Their efforts have delivered a standard which will support the built environment sector for many years to come, contributing to a more productive and sustainable industry.”

IFC 4.3 is a result of a series of development projects that aimed to advance the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) by extending its utility to encompass horizontal assets, such as roads, railways, and associated infrastructure spread across landscapes. This comprehensive scope supports a range of industry domains, including roads, railways, ports & waterways, and bridges, as well as common elements shared among these sectors.

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