New content partnership will enable building product manufacturers (BPMs) to connect with a broader audience of AECs and provide designers with content that meets their regional standards.
LAS VEGAS and NEWSCASTLE UPON TYNE – November 13, 2017 – Continuing its commitment to increasing the availability of tested manufacturer BIM content for Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Building Owners, UNIFI Labs, Inc. is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with The Space Group’s bimstore, the original UK BIM library.
With its data-driven cloud platform, UNIFI Labs provides the building industry with a single source of truth for creating, accessing and managing digital building content. The UNIFI Connect platform’s digital content store enables Building Product Manufacturers to deliver current and reliable design assets and product data to AECs for seamless use within their existing design workflows.
Leading design professionals and AEC firms who leverage the digital content and associated data available in bimstore’s and UNIFI Connect’s building product libraries will benefit from access to a combined database of high quality manufacturer digital content built to specific regional standards. The resulting library will enable architects, engineers and contractors to accelerate the design lifecycle of their projects by accessing content with up-to-date data that can be inserted directly into models.
“There are many synergies between UNIFI Labs and bimstore.” said Rob Charlton, CEO of bimstore, “By working together we can provide our specifiers with access to a wider range of content while giving our manufacturers access to wider markets.”
“Partnering with the bimstore team enables tested design assets to be shared on one another’s platforms, reducing the risk of specifiers using outdated product data,” said Mark Eslinger, CTO of UNIFI Labs. “The bimstore team has done a tremendous job of building and supplying quality BIM content to the UK & EU regions, and UNIFI’s global customer base will find tremendous value in having ready access to that content directly within the UNIFI platform. Access to quality design content is critical to advancing AEC organizations’ BIM advancement, and this partnership greatly increases the reach of our respective content libraries.”
The partnership will go live in Q1 2018 and reinforces UNIFI Labs’ ongoing commitment to building a Connected BIM ecosystem within the building industry through collaboration with likeminded partners, like bimstore, who are focused on increasing the efficiency and profitability of the building industry.
The Space Group’s bimstore are recognized as the premium provider and distributer of BIM content for specifiers. Launched in 2010 bimstore was one of the original content libraries and has since built a loyal community of both specifiers and manufacturers. As designers and technicians, bimstores’ success is built upon the quality of content and an understanding of the needs of specifiers. The continued development of the platform focusses on improving user experience and efficiency.
About UNIFI Labs
UNIFI provides a cloud-based, data-driven platform that is the single source of truth for your digital content. The UNIFI content management platform is the most comprehensive suite of content and data management tools to streamline your design process. Easily store, access, and share your digital content across teams and offices – anywhere, anytime, securely and in real-time. 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.