About OBOM Strategic Studies
From its start in 1985 until today, ‘OBOM Research Group’
has always been part of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
From 1985 until 2000, the Open Building Foundation was active as a platform
for industry partners with Open Building interest, OBOM being their research
centre. In the mean time, in 1996, an international platform for the exchange
of Open Building experiences was established as the CIB Working Commission
W104, Open Building Implementation.
In order to keep its competitive edge, in 2001 the Delft University announced
its new research strategy Engineering the Future, with precisely
defined research themes. While giving shelter to OBOM, it also put limitations
on OBOM’s commercial agility. At the same time the cry for Open
Building expertise is getting louder.
In 2004 ‘OBOM Strategic Studies’ has branched out
as an international Business to Business network of Open Building