On The Table with Merriott Radiators and Building Products Monthly
The September issue of Building Products Monthly was released recently, featuring bimstore manufacturer Merriott Radiators in their “On the Table” feature.
Merriott Radiators is a leading force in the European-design radiator market and is recognised as a leading supplier of well designed, flexible, high quality heating solutions. With over 40 years experience in manufacturing, Merriott provide a top class service ensuring unrivalled quality and performance.
With 2016 looming, bringing with it the Government’s deadline for Level 2 BIM, Building Products Monthly asked their panel of BIM-compliant manufacturers, including Julie Maguire, BIM Coordinator for Merriott Radiators, to discuss how they approached adoption and how this has benefitted both themselves and the industry so far.
In the article Julie talks about industry readiness as we approach the 2016 deadline and discusses in detail the reasons behind investing in BIM, the benefits and advantages it has brought to Merriott and also the barriers that the industry faces with regard to BIM adoption.
When asked what proportion of current active projects are requiring BIM and whether these decisions are client-led or being spearheaded by others our fantastic bimstore analytics came into play. “The analytics we receive from bimstore are the best indicator of who is using our models – and we estimate that active projects requiring BIM account for up to 20% of our business at present”.
At bimstore we offer our customers advanced analytics that means we can provide our manufacturers with more details about who is downloading their content, offering valuable opportunities to proactively follow up potential specification opportunities.
Discussing whether the investment made in BIM has been worthwhile so far, Julie cited hosting on bimstore as a key indicator. “At Merriott, given that all of our products are custom-designed, simply being on bimstore is opening up lots of specification opportunities for us in new build projects – which we expect will lead to both new and repeat business”.
To download a digital copy of the September issue of Building Products Monthly and read the full article CLICK HERE.
See Merriott Radiators range of BIM objects here on bimstore now.