Thomas Liebich is the director of AEC3 and a senior information manager with more than twenty-five years of experience in various research, development, and industry projects. He has focused his professional career on data integration and construction standardization, even prior to the early adoption of the BIM term in the early 2000’s.
Thomas Liebich is recognized internationally as a father of IFC. He began leading the buildingSMART (former IAI) developments in 1996 and has continued his notable industry contributions with the BIM data standard Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) in 1999.
Thomas holds a doctoral degree from Bauhaus University Weimar and is actively involved in R&D projects in Europe and Germany, currently helping to realize the German Digital Construction Roadmap to introduce BIM in all Federal infrastructure projects by 2020.