"Together we are pursuing one goal: to strengthen the performance and innovative power of the construction industry through the use of construction software," says the website of the Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V. (German Construction Software Association). In this way we are happy to be committed as a member of the BVBS association.
The members of the BVBS can especially benefit from the UniversalTypes, which buildingSMART International (bSI) develops together with the industry and which are processed by ProMaterial as a service partner. UniversalTypes are a new, manufacturer-neutral description format for the properties of building products. UniversalTypes do not compete with other description systems, but complement them specifically for digital distribution.
For example: Up to now, each manufacturer has presented its products using its own criteria and its own descriptions. For example, a plasterboard is also known as a building board, finishing board, wallboard, gypsum board or gypsum plasterboard. All terms refer to the same type of board, but direct product comparisons are not possible. This changes with the use of UniversalTypes for the product description. Each type is given a unique code and is therefore unique.
The Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V. bundles expert knowledge and unites under its roof around 90 software houses with a total sales volume of well over 650 million € and more than 250,000 users in the entire construction industry.
Further information about the BVBS: www.bvbs.de
ProMaterial is the new technology network specialized in the online distribution of construction products. The high-performance distribution solution enables manufacturers and distributors to present and efficiently sell construction materials and products with excellent data quality via various channels on the Internet. ProMaterial itself is a technology supplier and not a market participant. All groups of buyers find information about the products in the required form, in industry software solutions, online marketplaces, BIM or calculation systems or more simply via web shop. Professional customers and end users can more conveniently order a wider range of products. Under the auspices of buildingSMART International (bSI), ProMaterial is working with the industry to develop a new manufacturer-neutral description format for the properties of construction products. UniversalTypes, supported by many other software partners, are introduced in 21 country organizations of bSI.
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