Tata Steel UK Ltd – one of the UK’s leading construction product manufacturers and BIMobject – a provider for a cloud based digital content management system for BIM objects – today announce a development agreement that 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.
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 construction 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 digital transformation in the Construction Industry.
Alex Small, BIM manager at Tata Steel said:
“With the UK Government, and many private companies, now asking for BIM level 2, Tata Steel needs to ensure that it is 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 its 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 in the formats they require.
Stefan Larsson, founder and CEO of BIMobject added:
“BIMobject is leading the way in delivering product data and is delighted to be working with Tata Steel to deliver these necessary tools.
“As BIM moves into an increasingly data rich environment it becomes even more important for construction product manufacturers to be sure they are providing accurate data and with the flexibility to adjust this as industry needs change. BIMobject Open Property Cloud (BOPC) already offers architects, designers, and manufacturers, great flexibility in the management and provision of object data.
“The vision at Tata Steel, to better service its customers and to integrate existing Product Information Systems with BIM, strongly aligns with the BIMobject vision and the company is delighted to be partnering with Tata Steel in the development and deployment of these new advanced technologies.”
Tata Steel’s BIM objects
Tata Steel now has all of its UK construction products available to download via its portal at BIMobject.com. Alternatively you can follow the links from its product pages at www.tastasteelconstruction.com/BIM