Towards Interoperable Building Product Content
The vision of BIM as the future global standard for all design, construction and operations critically relies on an ability to electronically extract relevant information from one or more core design models (architectural, structural, MEP, etc) to perform useful analyses and other lifecycle workflow activities. In order to realize that vision the objects with which the core design models have been created need to provide sufficient data about their attributes to power these activities. Currently, there isn’t enough readily available BIM-enabled building products content to meet this need. And as the universe of BIM-related tools continues to increase in number and sophistication, the need for intelligent objects of building products will grow exponentially.