Five tips for manufacturers engaging with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Manufacturers face a significant challenge in this new era, specifically around the digitization of their products and understanding what information should be provided about their products.

However, taking the first step toward modelling products for BIM can be daunting. Here are a few tips to help manufacturers through that process.

The overall aim of BIM is to help companies to carry out more efficient methods of design and construction, ultimately driving out waste and inefficiency. The UK government alone estimates that it has already saved £840m through the use of BIM, with average project savings of 20%.

Accurate objects and product data can help manufacturers to support construction companies, delivering savings on site. This can also help with ongoing maintenance by having accurate data to hand in the model.

By verifying a BIM object beforehand, the accuracy of the design and installation can be improved, significantly reducing the cost and time associated with returning and replacing products that don’t fit the original specification, as well as time spent sourcing and validating data.

The BSI Kitemark™ for BIM Objects can help manufacturers demonstrate that they have embedded BIM into their manufacturing processes and are delivering high quality BIM objects.

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