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First 8 BIM Product Data Templates available for use

CIBSE’s BIM Steering Group – in partnership with a number of industry bodies and professional engineering institutions – has developed a Building Information Modelling (BIM) initiative, Product Data Templates (PDTs), designed to fast-track the flow of general product information into BIM models.

The first 8 PDTs were released for industry consultation in August 2014 and are now available for use. Visit the CIBSE website to access the templates and start producing BIM models. The PDTs cover:

Further information about why the PDTs are needed, and how they work, can be found at or in the recent CIBSE Journal BIM supplement. Videos explaining the process can be found at

In addition, a further 6 PDTs are being made available for industry feedback:

The deadline for comments is 27 April 2015.

The Institution is seeking feedback from the building services sector– particularly trade associations and the manufacturers of relevant products. We are interested in all feedback and comment, particularly on whether the PDT adequately describes the product type, how easy it is to complete the fields and whether the complete PDT is sufficient.