Drawing upon our collective 40 years experience of driving out BIM and information solutions to the construction sector, we don’t think the current solutions are working effectively for users. We aim to liberate building data so it can be used by all users. xbim Flex is the tool that lets you share 3D models and building data like plans, sections, elevations and schedules with other members of your project teams.

We believe that current tools are driving your practice, where your practice should be driving the tools. We create cloud based solutions for the next generation of information management systems for managing your building data. Over the last couple of years we have built a platform, Flex, which revolutionises how both 3D and ‘semantic’ (i.e. data) building information can be managed and exchanged by you.

We are world-leading experts in the technologies behind BIM. Our goal is to be the digital building information platform of choice for owners and managers of buildings assets, and the organisations in their procurement chains. 

xbim ltd logo

We want to give you a long-life, low-cost, loose-fit digital information platform, that in collaboration with a partner network of specialist “app” providers, delivers all the operational needs for the owners and occupiers of buildings, as well as those that service the facilities. We don’t want to lock you in and we don’t want to change the way you work.

If you share this view of the world and want to work with us to create amazing products get in touch.

The team

Between our three founders we’ve decades of experience of the construction software industry and helped found and build the NBS, Viewpoint, BIM Academy and the xbim Open Source Toolkit.

Steve Lockley, Co-Founder of xbim

Steve Lockley headshot Grounded in industry Steve is an expert in information management systems for the construction industry. As a practising Architect Steve understands how buildings are designed and the process of data exchange throughout the procurement process. As Research Director of the National Building Specification then of Royal Institute of British Architects, Steve has a sound knowledge of information systems used by industry. During a one year career break Steve masterminded the opensource xbim toolkit as a personal project. Steve both co-founded the development of the BIM Academy and continued the development of the xbim toolkit through government funded research projects.

Andy Ward , Co-Founder of xbim

Andy Ward headshotAndy has decades of experience developing software architecture for the construction industry and is an established cloud-based architect. Andy co-founded 4Projects where he was Chief Technical Officer, became Global Enterprise Architect at Viewpoint, was the Instigator and Architect of 4BIM and an Enterprise Web Software expert. Andy has advanced knowledge in security, PaaS, SaaS and scalability.

Martin Cerny, Co-Founder of xbim

Martin Cerny headshotMartin’s core area of expertise is in geospatial solutions. Martin is one of xbim‘s key Software Engineers and a major author of xbimopen source. Martin has also worked in academia as a Senior Researcher at Northumbria University exploring the integration of BIM and geospatial data. Martin is an expert member of CEN TC442 WG2 and the Czech BIM Standards Agency. Martin runs the Czech Republic operation of xbim.

xbim open source

The open source xbim Toolkit has enabled us to work with industry to overcome problems with information management and data exchange for buildings for over a decade. Now in use by 1000s of companies worldwide the toolkit provides core functionality to allow many world leading organisations such as Bentley SystemsViewpointBIM AcademyNBS, BIMTrack and Permasteelisa, deliver software solutions for building data.