When it comes to manufacturing products, BIM should stand for Better Information Management.
This ebook examines the key aspects of BIM for manufacturers, including best practice for creating models, the importance of COBie, the need for global data standards and training.
Phil Read, managing director and BIM specialist at Man and Machine, examines how to make BIM work for product manufacturers, from identifying the relevant information to provide and understanding how that information will be used by asset owners through to simplifying Level of Detail (LoD) and Level of Information (LoI).
He also looks at the importance of COBie, the Construction Operations Building Information Exchange, the standard designed to create structured handover data that ultimately helps to reduce management costs.
Elsewhere, Robin Beales, Technical Development Manager and BIM specialist at Man and Machine, discusses best practice when it comes to creating useful BIM models.
This handy guide outlines the key points to consider, including the need to simplify objects geometry, the data types to include, considering the target audience when exporting files and the importance of thoroughly testing – and testing again! – all your content in all the applications and scenarios where it will be used.
The ebook also examines the rapidly evolving world of data standards. Phil Read makes the case for global standardisation and a Data Dictionary, which would link all the properties to all the different digital standards, such as IFC, COBie, ETIM and CPR.
This would allow manufacturers to enter a single property into a Product Data Template and the Data Dictionary will populate the different property types with the correct metadata.
Finally, there are details of Man and Machine’s BIM Ready Training Programme, which offers courses specially designed for BIM modellers, BIM coordinators and BIM management roles.