“How does this relate to BIM?” is a frequent question we meet when discussing ETIM with manufacturers.  The product data landscape is complex, and the answer is not straightforward.

However, there is no doubt that ETIM, as an established model for structured product data, and supported by many manufacturers, can play a key part in the digitalisation of the construction sectors.  The board of ETIM UK have recently formed a BIM working group tasked with developing a strategy to realise this vision.

The group will consider a number of topics including:

  • The potential to roll out ETIM MC (Modelling Classes) in UK.
  • How to derive value from the relationship between ETIM and the BuildingSmart Data Dictionary.
  • The potential for co-operation between ETIM and other data template initiatives.

Further details will be published in future editions of Click & Connect.