Kohler Power Systems has increased its participation on the BIM Object portal, listing more than 100 EMEA products including large diesel generators for hyperscale data centre applications.

BIM Object is one of the world’s leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) platforms. Architects, engineers, and other stakeholders use it to create and manage data during the design, construction, and operation of large infrastructure projects.

Kohler says its participation in BIM Object underscores its commitment to digitalization - making detailed product information visible and accessible to key customers. Collaboration is improved, allowing early design decisions that achieve maximum impact with the least cost and effort, resulting in optimal designs that are implemented on time and within budget.

BIM essentially brings digital transformation to the construction industry worldwide. Large projects using traditional management approaches are prone to mistakes, delays, and budget overruns because they involve numerous stakeholders in diverse disciplines and multiple organisations who must all exchange information.

By replacing this ad-hoc process with a central, digital platform available to all on a global scale, every supplier can upload detailed product information comprising text, 2D/3D drawings, pictures, and videos. BIM becomes a single source of truth to inform architects’ and engineers’ design decisions. And this information becomes available at an earlier design and specification stage, meaning more impactful decisions become possible with lower cost and effort.

“The depth and range of product information and onward links available – from detailed technical specifications and drawings to regional availability – allows our customers’ architects and engineers to plan, design and construct in a smarter, faster and sustainable manner. It provides better visualization of the project from start to finish,” comments Erwan Cabon, pricing supervisor, “It also provides better control of the equipment being installed on large data centre projects, resulting in cost-savings and shorter project deadlines.”