by Richard McPartland
Manufacturers looking to make it easy for designers and specifiers were able to get expert advice, courtesy of NBS at BIM Show Live. Designers and specifiers were also find out just how to use product information to best effect.
Drew Wiggett, Head of Product Information at NBS, was just one of the speakers at the event, which took place over two days in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and adjoining Boiler Shop (birthplace of Stephenson's Rocket) on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February 2017.
Drew's seminar session 'Manufacturer’s product data, why do we need consistent quality data?', explored:
- The importance of manufacturer’s product information to the designer and how this is delivered within a BIM and specification environment
- Product selection from digital information
- Integration of BIM objects within a project model and specification using NBS tools.
- The benefits of consistent quality data, specifically looking at the NBS BIM Object Standard and the tools available to implement this standard.
This session was just part of a packed programme with an emphasis on strategy, the next generation, data and stories.