The report is primarily aimed at manufacturers but I'd say that it's a good read for anyone interested in BIM.
CPA deputy chief executive John Tebbit said: “In order for any of the BIM agenda to work and benefits to be delivered, manufacturers and suppliers will need to put significant resources into the data and models underpinning BIM.
“Some have been doing this for years but for others the market case has not yet been made. The publication is a small part of making that case. Others will need to play their part too, primarily through demonstrating demand and sticking to open, non-proprietary standards for both data structures and data itself.”
The report is in five main parts:
- What is BIM?
A basic introduction to BIM and who the report is aimed at.
- The background to BIM
A history of coordinated project information and object modelling
- What manufacturers should do
Recommendations in terms of developing a BIM strategy and analysing your client's requirements and how to structure your project information so it can most easily be taken into the BIM process.
- Open standardsBIM Task Group Labs Area.
- BIM and FM
Most industry commentators recognise that the biggest benefit of BIM will be in the operation stage. This section of the report looks at this.
It then has some manufacturer case studies from Kingspan Insulation, Glazing Vision and Kalzip followed by a glossary of terms used commonly in BIM.