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Glasshouse Data Management System
Are your product data structured and unambigiuous?
Glasshouse Data Management System (GDMS) is the data management tool for manufacturers of construction materials, making up-to-date product documentation readily available to architects, engineers - and yourself.
Simple implementation and optimised data processes.
Value hides in your product data
Regardless how BIM (Building Information Modeling) is defined, the I is the most important - and often neglected - aspect of digital construction projects.
Product data is synonymous with the I of BIM because it is a significant source of information in the digital construction project.
Most manufacturers of construction materials distribute their product data in multiple internal and external channels - but only a minority has simple, automated processes for maintaining the product data across distribution channels. This poses a number of challenges;
In how many places do you store and use the same product data?
How long time does it take before your product data are updated in all distribution channels?
How many manual working hours do you spend producing e.g. specification descriptions for architects and engineers?
Glasshouse Data Management System (GDMS) is modular and developed to handle the challenges facing manufacturers of construction materials, when product data are administered, updated and distributed across internal and external distribution channels.
GLASSHOUSE DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MODULES
GDMS database (basic module)
Built-in product catalogue
Filter / Configurator
Data sheet generator
Do you also prepare data sheets manually in InDesign?
With the GDMS data sheet generator, you only need to make one data sheet template. This is then automatically merged with updated product data for each product.
See how the data sheet generator works:
Specification text generator
How many manual hours do you spend cutting and pasting specification descriptions for architects and engineers?
With the GDMS specification generator, you only need to make one specification template. This is then automatically merged with updated product data for products selected by the architect or engineer.
The architect and engineer get customised specifications without you having to lift a finger.
See how the specification generator works:
Are your BIM objects updated every time product data changes?
With the GDMS object generator, product data for your BIM objects is updated with a single click - ensuring that the architect and the engineer always have access to up-to-date BIM objects.
Do you distribute your products in multiple markets?
Often, there are national differences in the product data that has to be linked to a BIM object. The GDMS object generator can also handle country-specific versions of BIM objects.
See how the object generator works:
Many manufacturers of construction materials choose to distribute their digital product material on portals like BIMobject, bimstore, NBS National BIM Library and MagiCloud.
Uploading and managing content on the portals is a huge task which can be automated with the GDMS portal management module.
See how the portal management module works:
GDMS is not a competitor to your PIM system - it is a specialised add-on.
With the GDMS PIM integration module, you can synchronise between GDMS and your PIM system, and avoid keeping different versions of the same product data.
See how the PIM integration module works:
Inspiration in the stages of a construction project (NBS Plan of Work)
Stage 0: Strategy
Stage 1: Brief
Stage 2: Concept
Stage 3: Definition
Stage 4: Design
Stage 5: Build & construction
Stage 6: Handover & closeout
Stage 7: Operation