As data centers and other IT infrastructures grow more complex, the physical space in these installations has become a commodity. And when every square foot counts, and every rack and cabinet must be accounted for, the value of precise planning is more important than ever.
One of the most useful planning aids to emerge in the past few years is that of Building Information Modeling (BIM), three-dimensional drawings available on the Autodesk® Revit® platform that assist in digital drafting and design.
In a recent article from Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M) magazine’s Patrick McLaughlin, CPI’s Technical Support Manager, Tom Bradley, and CPI’s Global Product Marketing Manager, Tom Conduitt, joined in on a discussion around rising interest and demand for BIM in our marketplace.
In particular, CPI's Tom Conduitt helped explain how BIM drawings are now being seen as "a natural progression of new technologies," whereby a wider range of architects, contractors and installers are making the leap from the traditional CAD drawings to the more intuitive and malleable BIM offerings.
Speaking to this enhanced value, CPI's Tom Bradley also points out how competent support of BIM drawings "allows us to share knowledge of how to solve problems, and to provide customers with the tools to carry out design or planning work." In this sense, not only does the value of BIM drawings for a variety of IT infrastructure storage products help educate the customer, but it raises the level of technical support from those providing the drawings.
To read the complete article, which also features intriguing analysis from BIM-providers Autodesk, be sure to visit CI&M’s webpage.
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