Building product manufacturers want to provide content that is easily accessed, usable and intelligent. Designers want easily accessed, usable and intelligent content.
Constructors do not want to create their own content or verify the accuracy for products included in the sub trades scope of work. Building product manufacturers want to provide accurate models when their products are used in a building.
Its seems like there should be a lot more reliance on manufacturer content, yet adoption is slow. Most BIM practitioners prefer generic or heavily edited manufacturer content to meet specific expectations. When this happens there is not just modeling redundancy, there is a data divide that may cripple the long term value of BIM in the smart building/city of the future.
Where is the right place for which party and content type? What are the key industry influences on how this works or doesn’t work?