SMEs urge for enhanced compatibility in Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) to support the digital transformation of the construction sector

The paper highlights the concerns of SMEs regarding backward and forward compatibility, as well as comprehensive compatibility requirements across the entire IFC standard.

IFC serves as the primary standardised format for information exchange in the construction sector. SMEs are burdened by the rapid release of incompatible IFC versions, leading to time-consuming and costly data re-entry. By addressing these issues, SMEs can seamlessly adopt IFC, fostering digitalisation in the construction sector.

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