xbim are a team of software engineers specialising in the creation of bim and digital twin technologies that improve the use and management of BIM data across the industry

our products


An automated workflow product that offers BIM and Project Managers a no-install, low code way to check and verify data. Our completely cloud based tool effortlessly checks your IFC files for a wide range of data requirements from PIR verification carbon assessment and clash detection. From as little as £75 a month we can help you improve data accuracy and increase efficiency with Flex Flow. 


The Flex platform is a suite of API’s, crafted for developers to facilitate them in the creation of BIM and digital twin applications. Our platform is designed to allow for ease of integration with both new and legacy software and can reduce development time of new BIM functionality to a matter of weeks. 

Book a Flex Demonstration

If you’d like to see our platform in action book a short demonstration with the team, we’ll then provide you with free trial access for 30 days.

Attend a Webinar

Register for our  webinar catalogue where we’ll discuss some of the key functionality of Flex and its usefulness in specific industries or markets.

Talk To Us About Your Project

If you have a project in mind, arrange a call with us and we’ll talk about how we might help.

expert founders

who we are

The founding members of xbim have a wealth of experience in the AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) industry, predominately working with BIM, both commercially and academically, on the advancement of the technology and in the development of the standards that relate to its use.

Steve Lockley

Chief Research Officer

Andy Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Cerny

Chief Technology Officer

we understand bim

why we're different

Central to our mission statement is OpenBIM. We bring our heritage as architects, academics and software engineers to solve complex BIM challenges. Our commitment to OpenBIM began back in 2007 when co-founder Steve Lockley opened up the way for developers to free proprietary BIM data as IFC , so that the collaboration and inclusiveness referred to in the BuildingSMART definition could be realised. 

Xbim’s ethos is to actively discourage siloed ways of working and enable open, accessible, collaborative, and altruistic working.

our enterprise platform

more about Flex

Flex is an OpenBIM PaaS that enables anyone to easily visualise model geometry and interrogate BIM data.


Flex is multi user and multi tenant, and has sophisticated role based access control. You’re always in control of who has access to your data & models. Securely access your data from any device 24/7.

Handles Complexity

Manage large complex BIM models in the cloud with scalable, ‘serverless’ model processing.

Portfolio view

Federate models into a single scene so you can search for, filter and analyse data across a portfolio of assets.

Visual search

Visual search and querying to quantify, estimate and construct.

Open Standard

A technology agnostic openAPI that doesn’t lock you into expensive proprietary standards and software.


the latest from xbim

Open APIs and Digital Innovation

Within the construction industry, digital innovation has lagged behind in the adoption process. One of the reasons for this slow uptake is that the industry

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What does OpenBIM mean to you?

BuildingSMART defines OpenBIM as:  “a collaborative process that is inclusive of all participants, promoting interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout their lifecycle… a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based

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Overview of the Information Delivery Specification

Information Delivery Specification Information Delivery Specification has been developed as a standardised way to define  requirements that focus on checking IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) files.

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