BIM is the process of creating information models or data sets formed of graphical and non-graphical information which are shared between project stakeholders in a digital space known as a common data environment. The BIM acronym itself is actually misleading because BIM is not just about buildings, it includes any kind of built, made or constructed asset, such as infrastructure, power stations, sea defences and many more. BIM isn’t even just about the design/construction stage, it covers the whole lifecycle of a built asset.
MMA are working with the British Precast, and construction products sector more broadly to deliver product data templates which will provide consistently formatted data to consistent definitions. This will enable BIM to be implemented more efficiently and effectively. Standard product data templates, and then generic product data sheets are being worked on.
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