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Introducing The Plain Language Guide For Manufacturers


Manufacturers produce a significant part of the information required to bring about a safer construction industry; but this information is currently not structured or shared in a consistent way. Read about the project to produce a Plain Language Guide to Product Data for Manufacturers and how you can get involved.

If industry is to meet the challenges of a digital future, avoid a race to the bottom and respond to the requirements of a new building safety regulatory system, we need manufacturers to structure and share their data safely.
This IET project is producing a Plain Language Guide to Product Data for Manufacturers in the UK and Europe.
The guide aims to help decision makers in manufacturing identify:

  • Why structured data is important.

  • How to avoid poor investment decisions.

  • How to protect their future with a step by step process to set priorities and implement information management across the supply chain for their products.

​​This project is supported by the UK BIM Alliance, IBM and BEAMA.

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To encourage manufacturers to share their needs and discuss the topics, the editorial team, consisting of Su Butcher, Rick Hartwig, Patricia Massey and Paul Surin, are producing

  • a series of blog posts investigating the issues, published fortnightly commencing on Friday 4th September, and

  • an interactive zoom group call to discuss each article, commencing Friday 11th September. Each blog post will include a registration link to join the follow up call a week later.

  • the zoom calls will be recorded and made available afterwards.

Read the latest blog posts here, add your views in the comments, and join the discussion. You can also check out the hashtag #ManufacturersPLG on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Recent Posts:

  1. Why Is Product Data Important To Manufacturers?
  2. Standards And Construction Product Data Must Be Connected
  3. Comparing Construction Products: Dispelling The Myths
  4. Manufacturers Should Host Their Own Product Data
  5. The Future Of Construction Is Not 3D BIM Objects
  6. Essential First Steps To Gathering, Coordinating And Organising Manufacturers’ Product Data
  7. Avoiding Failure: Product Data Post Grenfell

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