Richard Petrie is the Chief Executive of buildingSMART International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and acceptance of OpenBIM Standards for the global building and infrastructure industries.
Under Richard’s leadership, buildingSMART has advanced IFC Standards for OpenBIM and IFD Standards for open product data exchange. Both Standards have achieved ISO certification under a partnership between buildingSMART and ISO, with additional standards currently being considered for ISO certification.
Richard serves on the buildingSMART UK Board and is an advisor to HMG for the UK BIM Level 3 initiative.
Prior to joining buildingSMART, Richard’s substantial career has focused on performance improvement challenges for clients or contractors involved in the procurement and operation of high value physical assets. His industry sector experience is grounded in main stream engineering & construction contracting and as a construction client.
Richard has broad experience across a range on capital intensive sectors including; oil & gas, marine charter services, ship construction, airport infrastructure, building services and civil engineering. More recent experience includes providing independent assurance and expert advice to companies operating high-risk, capital intensive assets. He has worked in Algeria, China, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, UK, Ukraine and USA.
Richard is a Chartered Engineer and has an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Chief Operating Officer, Lloyds Register
Chief Executive roles, Marine and Oil Service companies
Technical Director, BAA plc