Benefits for Manufacturers
The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is experiencing a technological revolution, the revolution of BIM. Building Information Modelling – BIM – provides the opportunity for manufacturers of construction products to link directly to designers, facility managers and owners, at the design stages of construction. Having products BIM-ready thus reduces the risk of contractors, quantity surveyors, and others undermining the designer’s intent and the manufacturer’s skills by ‘value engineering’. Designers and owners are presented with the opportunity to specify their particular products using BIM information. BIM utilises three-dimensional BIM objects (digital models of real-world products) to help designers and specifiers get a clear understanding of how products will function practically in their projects. The Blea offers product modelling (BIM Object Authoring) service and free BIM objects hosting services. BIM objects featured in our BIM Library are available to designers free of charge.
Early adoption of BIM by manufacturers presents them with market advantage, as building designers across East Africa can easily access their product catalogues in the form of digital product models, i.e. BIM objects. This offers the manufacturer with a significant competitive advantage as your products will be more visible to designers, specifiers and owners. This new information-driven age requires that product information be readily available to buyers. Through our platform, convenient purchases and product information are made available to buyers 24/7. This verified information is also embedded within the BIM objects, making it easy to access and reuse. Having your products on the Blea platform is a big plus for buyers and will enable them to make more informed design and purchasing decisions.
BIM objects contain full equipment data which includes operating parameters, usage data, service history, replacement price and links to other manufacturer data. Combined with a fully rendered 3D depiction of the equipment, the BIM Object creates a powerful tool for designers, specifiers, and facility managers. Your product catalogues, in digital form, can be readily accessed for free by designers for design proposal and specification purposes. At the same time, the Blea ecommerce platform provides users with the opportunity to purchase your products directly from the platform.
Get your products BIM ready
As a manufacturer, you need to be on the forefront in getting your products BIM-ready and easily accessible to designers for use in virtual building and facility management. The Blea creates the opportunity for you to link directly with industry professionals across East Africa, through presenting your product catalogues in digital BIM-ready format, for easy access during all stages of construction.
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