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For the last year, we have been working closely with our customers, specifiers, industry bodies and trade associations to establish product data sheets for all of our 7,000 products. These product data sheets provide all the information that is required under BIM Level 2 requirements and have been used to create data-rich Revit object files for each of our products.
Through our partners, BIMobject, we are placing our BIM content for our construction products on to the BIMobject portal, making the files free and available to anyone who wishes to download them.
You can access our BIM content at BIMobject here or alternatively follow the link on our individual product pages.
We are continuing to work with BIMobject and other IT specialists to develop new ways in which we can integrate our objects and (selected) data in to specifier’s platforms.
If you require any additional BIM data or information about our future BIM developments, please contact us at BIM@tatasteel.com
What is BIM?
BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling. It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer (3D) models rather than as separate sets of drawings. But BIM is beyond just drawings. The models include the ability to add data for each and every product (object) within the building or facility.
Initially, the data provided by construction product companies will include aspects such as manufacturer’s contact details, mechanical properties, performance characteristics, maintenance requirements and guarantee periods. In the future it will be expanded to include lead times, pricing and much, much more.
It offers enormous gains by saving in cost and time, much greater accuracy in estimation, and the avoidance of error, alterations and rework due to information loss. But adopting BIM involves much more than simply changing the software that is used. To achieve all the benefits it offers, everyone in the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries will have to learn to work in fundamentally new ways.
Many National Governments and construction clients are developing strategies and standards to implement BIM over the next few years. In the UK, the Government has already made it mandatory for Level 2 BIM to be provided on all its procurement contracts.
At Tata Steel we recognise this move towards a connected, digital world and are developing our systems and processes to suit. The need to provide more information in multiple formats through interconnected channels forms a key part of our long-term construction strategy.