I am interested in hearing your thoughts on eliminating the use of IFC as a file-based transaction and instead, transfer our building data via the web. The idea is we cut down on the amount of data being transferred, we don't need to be sending the same information over and over, just the data that has changed since the last time!
I am looking at projects like https://flux.io/ born from in the Google X labs and thinking it could eliminate the need for an IFC file based exchange system. Of course, IFC as an open data standard will be as important as ever to make sure those exchanges are correctly translated!
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.