BIM4M2

Talk BIM

Time to talk BIM

Here, Alex Small, BIM and Digital Platforms Manager at Tata Steel, explores the discussions from the company’s recent Talk BIM webinar, including why attendees felt a lack of direction is preventing the effective delivery of BIM
Structured Product Data at SFS intec

Structured Product Data for BIM provides many benefits

Product Manager Andy Stolworthy shares SFS' progress with Structured Product Data for BIM SFS is fully behind the ethos of BIM and wants to provide Structured Product Data to its customers and specifiers to support the entire specification, selection and replacement process. We believe that through standardising data, clients and project...
Driving innovation in construction product manufacturing

Driving innovation in construction product manufacturing

Chris Ashworth, of BIM4M2 and Competitive Advantage Consultancy explores research into the future of innovation in construction product manufacturing

Manufacturing the future BIM

Paul Surin, Vice Chairman of BIM4M2 summarises how manufacturers are engaging in the BIM process and how the BIM4M2 group will take a lead role in its future Paul Surin is the Head of Built Environment at Wienerberger and also the Vice Chairman of BIM4M2. He has extensive knowledge of...
collaboration

New initiative will help prepare for BIM mandate

A new joint venture has been launched to provide help to ensure manufacturers are prepared to meet the April 2016 BIM mandate The Construction Products Association (CPA), BIM4M2, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the National Building Specification (NBS) have come together in a joint initiative aimed...

How do manufacturers support BIM?

Chris Ashworth, Chair of BIM4M2 promotional working group discusses the results of a recent survey that highlights some concerns with manufacturers in the use of BIM In a recent survey ‘Adoption of BIM by Architects’ we asked architects about the level of support they received from manufacturers in the use...
The Curve: BIM support and advice

The Curve: BIM support and advice

Chris Witte, Marketing Director Knauf Insulation, and Vice Chair BIM4M2 provides a step-by-step guide on how BIM4M2 are helping manufacturers to be fit for purpose on their BIM journey As I sit on my train to London typing this, I can’t help thinking how straightforward my journey will be today....
BIM and COBie: Singing from the same spreadsheet

BIM and COBie: Singing from the same spreadsheet

Matt Crunden, Training and BIM Manager at Legrand and member of the BIM4M2 Working Group, explores the premise of the PDT and highlights why manufacturers need to be informed – as well as what they should be doing next Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires product data in a structured format...
BIM for Manufacturers Seminar

BIM for Manufacturers Seminar

Help with the Journey - 28th July 2015, The Building Centre, London It is now only a few months until all public sector projects will require the supply chain to use BIM Level 2 and there are lots of examples where developers and clients have adopted BIM on their projects...
BIM – the digital wave detox

BIM – the digital wave detox

John Tebbit, Managing Director at Robust Details Ltd outlines his concerns about BIM and how the digital wave should be seen as the equivalent of a detox by getting rid of unnecessary processes Early in 2014, as a deputy chief executive of the Construction Products Association, I set up BIM...
The BIM menu of information

The BIM menu of information

Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 and Market Manager for Construction and Infrastructure at Tata Steel discusses the game-changing potential in efficiency improvements that BIM offers, but says it will only be deliverable consistently with clear definitions of what information is required and a menu of information for a project...
BIM and the data challenge

BIM and the data challenge

In developing data solutions for BIM Maturity Level 2, we also need to have in mind the future needs of Level 3 and beyond. Steve Thompson, Chair of BIM4M2 and Market Manager for Construction & Infrastructure at Tata Steel evaluates the product information required and how it can be...

BIM4M2 Education – the tools you need

Richard Blakesley, Chair of BIM4M2 Education Group and Managing Director of Howitt Consulting, describes how the group works to educate, inform and encourage action to satisfy a BIM journey… You only have to mention the term “BIM” to a building product manufacturer and you will be certain to elicit a...
Adoption of BIM by product manufacturers

Adoption of BIM by product manufacturers

Chris Witte, BIM4M2 Steering Group examines the recent BIM survey by Chris Ashworth, BIM4M2 Promotions Working Group Chair and Director of Competitive Advantage There are a lot of BIM surveys out there. They are all interesting to product manufacturers, but they don’t really address our concerns or reflect our progress...

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