Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become a widely accepted platform for managing not only the phases of a building project from design to construction but also for managing the building itself, as well as the assets contained within, throughout the entire building lifecycle. Many governments and even some private projects mandate that BIM is used. While BIM seems to be here to stay, it also continues to grow and evolve, which has made adoption of BIM difficult for some. Not fully understanding the technology, lack of funds, time or trained users have been obstacles that some firms have sighted. For those that are up to the challenge, however, and willing roll up their sleeves and dive in, there is much to be gained. Kingspan, an Ireland based manufacturer of high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, is proving to be one of those companies willing to do just that.
Kingspan Group PLC recently announced that it is investing $10 million in Invicara, a cloud-based data management platform that helps owners and their design and construction partners create data-rich digital buildings, leveraging Building Information Modeling (BIM). This is definitely a noteworthy commitment on the part of Kingspan to advance their BIM initiatives and their development of a solution for the digitalization of the construction industry. Continue reading here