Technological advancements continue to drive change and innovation in the architecture and construction industry. The latest industry evolution is referred to as the BIM Revolution.
Revit, a type of building information modeling (BIM) software, is specifically designed to support BIM workflows and documentation surrounding design and construction. While architects have several options when it comes to software vendors, Autodesk’s Revit has the highest market share in the BIM software industry and has become the software of choice for architects, architecture firms, structural engineers and contractors.
So the question becomes: how can building product manufacturers benefit from BIM software being increasingly adopted by architects?
For decades, building product manufacturers have had extensive CAD-based libraries for their product lines. Today, the rapid adoption of BIM demands that product manufacturers also include BIM-based files - like Revit - in an effort to increase specification of their products. Doing so will make it easier for architects to specify their products. Seamlessly aligning with the BIM process by having BIM-ready files is essential for manufacturers to have their products included in a project.
Take a look at e-SPECS for Revit, which integrates BIM and construction specs, allowing architects to automate specifications directly from Revit models down to the product and materials level. e-SPECS automates the selection of available products that meet project specs, quickly linking architects with product suppliers.
As the use of BIM becomes an industry standard, building product manufacturers must get on board and provide the right information in the right format for architects to easily integrate manufacturers' products in their building design plans.