Speak the right language
There’s an art and a science that building product manufacturers and suppliers need to master to give their products the best chance of easy adoption and success in the increasingly data-driven world inhabited by architects, engineers and construction professionals.
Work closer with your customers
Responding now to the digital requirements of your customers puts you in a strong position to win business by understanding and responding to the pressures your customers face.
Delivering into the Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflow
The market place is changing. Your customers are increasingly demanding that the digital representation of your products meets standards such as the NBS BIM Object Standard, and ISO/PAS 16739.
Excitech can help you formulate an overall approach and BIM technical strategy. Get the details right for delivering your products into the information management processes that underpin the construction industry.
The industry itself faces big challenges as BIM becomes more widely mandated across the sector. Excitech can partner you at each stage of getting your content in the right shape and format to meet your customers’ needs. Consultancy services include:
- Information capture:
Gathering the right information in the right way
- Information structure:
Preparing 3D geometric representations of your products with the associated data for inclusion in the NBS National BIM Library and for compatibility with Autodesk Revit
- Standards compliance:
Meeting the standards and expectations of the market place
- Delivery format:
Whether through Autodesk Revit objects, CIBSE Product Data Templates, or Product Data Sheet (PDS) hosting solutions we will ensure that your products are ready.
Create your own strategy
Excitech consultants can work with you in one of two ways to help you meet the demands of your customers in the shortest timeframe to maximise your growth potential:
- Outsourced project management
For a swift and efficient turnaround of your specified products into BIM-compliant format we can gather the information from you and create the necessary content on your behalf. This is an ideal approach for companies with small product portfolios or where little change is planned to the portfolio.
- In-house skills development
Alternatively our consultants can impart the necessary skills and knowledge to your in-house teams via workshop and training sessions. We will provide full training in the practices and principles of BIM, together with training on the essential skills to enable you to produce the necessary data assets in-house. This is an ideal approach for companies with dynamic product portfolios, regular new introductions, and/or ongoing product modifications and updates.
To support the ongoing development of your staff, we have partnered with KnowledgeSmart. KnowledgeSmart develops online skills assessment and survey tools which help businesses capture knowledge on a wide range of software tools, work flows and standards.
The inefficient use of design and engineering software costs the AEC industry £ millions. The difference between success and failure is narrowing with strong competition, tighter profit margins and efficiencies playing a more vital role than ever before. Training your staff is key and instrumental in realising some of these efficiencies, but how do you optimise its effectiveness and measure its success? With KnowledgeSmart you can optimise your training investment to focus on areas specific to your business as well as the individual's needs. Learn more here.
Excitech has been working closely with AEC companies to adopt BIM processes since the earliest days of its introduction. We were one of the first companies in the UK to pioneer its principles in the development of Heathrow Terminal 5.
We have a deep understanding of how it impacts processes and productivity within the AEC industry and can offer reliable guidance to manufacturers and suppliers. We look forward to speaking with you in more depth on how we can help support your business.