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UNIFI Strategy Library Audit Increases Value of BIM Content
While there is no panacea for building industry BIM content and libraries, UNIFI continues to lead the evolution by building out the tools and analytics that enable AECs to optimize their BIM investment. The release of UNIFI’s new Strategic Library Audit accompanied by a robust set of usage analytics is the next step in the BIM maturity journey. The Audit reviews your current BIM content standards & library strategy to provide a strategic roadmap for improving the overall quality & productivity of your content library. The analytics provide unique insights into what content is used, how often, by user and by project.
AEC firms have made substantial investments in BIM and the industry still struggles with BIM process challenges and strategies for extensive, quality-controlled content libraries. The cost of “bad” BIM content adds up quickly – whether it’s difficult to find, near impossible to place; does not document or schedule, fails to coordinate correctly or even causes project models to crash – bad content impairs project productivity and adversely impacts the bottom line. UNIFI’s Audit accelerates BIM advancement by assessing the current state of your BIM content, identifying potential problem areas, and providing an actionable plan for improvement. Advanced BIM organizations enjoy a wide range of benefits through consistent documentation and standards, including enhanced project efficiency and streamlined coordination with partners, and project risk mitigation. By leveraging the power of UNIFI’s cloud, AECs gain an essential understanding of their BIM content’s quality level and are also able to access that information on-demand as libraries evolve. AEC’s are driving their business forward by converting quality content into Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality renderings for clients, thus transforming themselves into data providers so owners & operators can better construct and manage their buildings,
“UNIFI is committed to providing our customers with tools and resources to ensure that their investments in BIM are fully realized” says Ben Fox, CTO of UNIFI Create. “Ensuring that BIM content libraries are consistent and aligned with firm-based standards not only increases the productivity of a firm, but of the industry as a whole.”
National BIM Manager for Jasmax, Melanie Tristram says “Having access to a service that interrogates significant volumes of content and generates reports identifying areas for improvement is a highly valuable prospect”.
Take the next step in the BIM evolution in partnership with the proven expertise and leadership of UNIFI. To assist AECs in optimizing for BIM maturity, UNIFI is offering a free one hour consultation to assess the quality of your BIM content library. And, as an additional incentive, any content services identified during that Audit will be given a 30% discount if you engage with our content creation team before November 30, 2016. Contact us at email@example.com or call us at 702.527.6460.
UNIFI is the essential cloud platform to create and manage Revit and digital building content. The UNIFI content creation team utilizes a unique blend of industry knowledge and proven expertise to create the highest quality BIM assets along with maximizing the investments in existing assets. The UNIFI content management platform ensures data consistency and anywhere access to BIM content –across teams and global offices. Learn why leading architectural, engineering, construction and manufacturing organizations trust UNIFI as the complete solution for their building content management needs at www.unifilabs.com or contact us at 702.527.6460.
UNIFI Connect Bridges the Gap to Bring AECs and BPMs Closer Together
UNIFI, the world’s foremost cloud-based platform for creating and managing BIM content, has partnered with leading global Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) to establish the building industry’s premier publicly available, quality controlled BPM content library – UNIFI Connect. Leveraging UNIFI’s industry-leading search and expert content creation capabilities, all content hosted on UNIFI Connect meets our stringent, industry-leading content quality benchmarks. Users enjoy seamless integration of content into Autodesk Revit project models via the UNIFI content management platform.
Up to this point, the prevalence of public content libraries hosting content of varying standards and minimal quality control has presented AEC BIM leaders with a serious challenge in ensuring only high quality content reaches their firm-based content libraries, and in turn, project models. This lack of quality BPM content has inhibited BIM maturity for AECs of all sizes, slowing their project delivery timeline and driving additional costs to their clients.
UNIFI Connect eliminates uncertainty surrounding external content by establishing a trusted source for BPM content, ensuring all content hosted meets UNIFI’s stringent quality standards by passing it through our proprietary content auditing tools. AECs gain access to high quality BPM content is easily accessible and inserted into models through UNIFI’s content management platform. BIM leaders can now be assured the BPM content their designers are inserting into projects is high quality and easy to find, as well as receiving analytics on which products are being used across projects. Additionally, enabled by their industry leading content management system, UNIFI Connect provides AECs with the ability to make BPM libraries private to their designers, so that the BPM content is searchable within their firm-specific naming conventions.
“UNIFI Connect is the missing link between building product manufacturers and AECs, ensuring that high quality BIM content is readily accessible and is safe to be utilized in models, ” says Mark Eslinger, CTO of UNIFI. “This is a big step in advancing UNIFI’s solutions that bring the building industry together and further the advancement of BIM.”
Drawing on their experience creating content for both AECs and BPMs, UNIFI’s Content Creation team has populated UNIFI Connect with the highest quality and most in-demand manufacturer product categories, based on feedback from BIM specialists at leading AEC firms. As UNIFI continues to grow the selection of BPM content available through its new portal, manufacturers who are interested in making their products directly available to many of the world’s largest and most prominent AECs can contact UNIFI’s Content Creation experts about creating BIM content for their product lines or having their existing BIM content certified at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 702.527.6460.
UNIFI is the essential cloud platform to create and manage Revit and digital building content. The UNIFI content creation team utilizes a unique blend of industry knowledge and proven expertise to create the highest quality BIM assets along with maximizing the investments in existing assets. The UNIFI content management platform ensures data consistency and anywhere access to BIM content – across teams and global offices. Learn why leading architectural, engineering, construction and manufacturing organizations trust UNIFI as the complete solution for their building content management needs at www.unifilabs.com or contact us at 702.527.6460.
I could write for hours about BIM content in both practical and specific terms, but in this post I want to share just three keys to good management of BIM content.
UNIFI Acquires IGS BIM Solutions
Global Expansion of BIM Content Creation Capabilities, Depth & Expertise
Las Vegas, NV – UNIFI Labs, Inc. (UNIFI), the global leader in cloud-based BIM content management and creation, announced the acquisition of IGS BIM Solutions (IGS), Australia’s pre-eminent BIM content creation provider for building product manufacturers (BPMs). The combination of IGS and UNIFI will transform the entire building industry by providing superior BIM content application insights and development expertise to the BIM content utilized across the entire building lifecycle.
UNIFI and IGS share a mutual commitment to deliver superior BIM content via a deep understanding of BPMs product and value propositions, and integrate this into how architects, engineers and contractors utilize the content. For nearly a decade, the IGS team has honed its BIM content creation expertise and developed an in-depth knowledge of how BIM content is used across the building lifecycle by providing content services to BPMs, as well as architects, engineers, contractors and asset managers. UNIFI employs a similar approach to BIM creation, developing high quality content for leading BPMs across the globe. The combination of UNIFI’s and IGS’ skillset, passion and dedication to superior BIM solutions results in purpose-oriented BIM content that better caters to user needs, driving efficiency and enhanced collaboration across the entire building lifecycle.
“We take the time to learn about the BPMs products and consider which elements are important to communicate in a BIM workflow,” says Ben Fox, IGS Founder and Co-director. “Then, we leverage our content creation capabilities and experience working with content users throughout the design, documentation and procurement phases to develop manufacturer-specific content that better aligns with user needs.” The result? High quality BIM content that actually gets utilized by the manufacturers’ clients in a project environment, and adds considerable value to various stakeholders at several stages of the design and construction process. The global coverage of the IGS and UNIFI teams will accelerate content development, while gathering and retaining knowledge necessary to meet the specific needs of BIM content users in various regions.
“IGS and UNIFI share the same commitment to our customers and the entire building industry – that superior BIM solutions enhance collaboration and streamline the building lifecycle,” says Dwayne Miller, UNIFI Co-founder. “Having recently collaborated with the IGS team to deliver a number of Revit content development projects, it’s clear to see why they have earned their global reputation as an industry leader in this field. It was a natural fit for our organizations to come together.”
UNIFI is the essential cloud platform to create and manage Revit and digital building content. The UNIFI content creation team utilizes a unique blend of industry knowledge and proven expertise to create the highest quality BIM assets. The UNIFI content management platform ensures data consistency and anywhere access to BIM content –across teams and global offices. Learn why leading architectural, engineering, construction and manufacturing organizations trust UNIFI as the complete solution for their building content management needs at www.unifilabs.com or contact us at 702.527.6460.
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