BIMobject AB (BIMobject) and Tata Steel UK Ltd (Tata Steel) today announce that they have signed a development agreement with BIMobject. Tata Steel is one of the leading construction product manufacturers in the UK. The agreement enables the two companies to work together in developing new tools for the advancement of data delivery for Building Information Modelling (BIM). The technology will allow data to be applied to products across the virtual construction world, providing greater flexibility to designers and enabling data to be used for a multitude of purposes within the built environment.
Tata Steel use IBM solutions for its PIM (Product Information Management) system, which in combination with the BIMobject Cloud Platform which uses IBM Softlayer (including IBM Bluemix) creates exciting opportunities to improve data integrity. These capabilities significantly strengthen the single source of truth between PIM and BIM, by streamlining data access and information flows between the two data sets.
With the UK Government - and other governments worldwide - now requiring BIM for centrally funded projects, the need for accurate and relevant data to be provided by building product manufacturers is becoming paramount. This partnership will help lead the way for innovation in data delivery and encourage other manufacturers to invest in supporting the digital transformation in the Construction Industry.
"As BIM moves into an increasingly data rich environment it becomes even more important for building product manufacturers to make sure that they are providing accurate data and with the flexibility to adjust this as industry needs change. BIMobject Open Property Cloud (BOPC) already offer architects, designers, and manufacturers great flexibility in the management and provision of object data", says Stefan Larsson, Founder and CEO of BIMobject.
"The vision at Tata Steel, to better service their customers and to integrate existing Product Information Systems with BIM, strongly aligns with the BIMobject vision and we are delighted to be partnering with them in the development and deployment of these new advanced technologies" says, Alex Small, BIM manager at Tata Steel.
Alex Small continues:
"With the UK Government, and many private companies, now asking for BIM level 2, Tata Steel need to ensure that they are able to deliver not just high quality products, but the data, technology and services that are required to accompany them.
The move towards BIM level 3, functional building efficiency and the 'Internet of Things' will all require new ways for Tata Steel to work with our customers and supply chain. There is no doubt that the company will need to work ever more closely with specifiers in the future and will therefore need to have digital tools that enable product information to be available to them in the formats they require.
BIMobject® is leading the way in delivering product data and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver these necessary tools."
Tata Steel's BIM objects
Tata Steel now have all of their UK construction products available to download via bimobject.com. Alternatively you can follow the links from its product pages at www.tatasteelconstruction.com/BIM
For more information, please contact:
Stefan Larsson, CEO
Tel: +46 40- 685 29 00
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BIMobject® Corporation, acknowledged by investors with a Global Red Herring 100 award, and a public company on Nasdaq Stockholm First North: ticker BIM. BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based digital content management system for BIM objects.
BIMobject as a disruptive technology corporation is at the forefront of the digitalisation of building products and materials, enabling the information to be turned into know-how earlier in the BIM processes. The BIMobject Cloud is a digital platform, where BIM professionals can reach and download BIM files from brands, from both Europe and US. This will enable industrialisation of the construction industry and also have a huge impact on design, product selection, constructability, waste, energy, cost, quality and logistics.
Our unique solutions for Building Product Manufacturers provide development, hosting, maintenance, syndication and publication of the digital replicas of the manufacturers' products - BIM objects. The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the BIMobject Cloud are channeled and integrated, through Apps, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.
Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales.
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About Tata Steel's European operations
Tata Steel is one of Europe's leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the UK and Netherlands, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging, lifting & excavating, energy and aerospace. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. The combined Tata Steel group is one of the world's largest steel producers, with a steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and 75,000 employees across five continents.