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Ministry of Justice signs up for BIMobject’s Hercules CMS

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BIMobject has signed a contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to support the ongoing development of the department’s content library using BIMobject Hercules.

With this content management system, the MoJ will be able to create content for a library of digital building products through requirement object models. Hercules will allow the MoJ to control the distribution of that content to suppliers and partners in a secure environment, as well as monitor who accesses the content.

BIMobject Hercules is a cloud-based solution, which means that no proprietary software is required. Content is managed and accessed simply, using a regular web browser.

It also means that object models and the data associated with those models are obtained from a single source, which in turn allows specific data requirements (such as the government standard COBie) to be linked to the model. This gives the MoJ greater flexibility as well as the ability to update data as requirements change without having to create new models. Having a “single source of truth” also adds to the security of MoJ library data.

“We are delighted to continue to build upon our client BIM Level 2 capability by taking our MoJ BIM Object Library to the next generation,” said Matt Watchorn, head of BIM at the Ministry of Justice.

“With this development, content management and user-friendly accessibility will be a new digital standard for us. We look forward to the further advances in the assembly and manufacturing space that this development will enable.”

“Having supported the UK government’s BIM initiative from its introduction in 2011 and MoJ on various projects since 2013, I am delighted to be working with MoJ in the development of their BIM Level 2 programme and am committed to ensuring that BIMobject do whatever we can to help the programme in the future,” said David Jellings, managing director at BIMobject UK.

Having supported the UK government’s BIM initiative from its introduction in 2011 and MoJ on various projects since 2013, I am delighted to be working with MoJ in the development of their BIM Level 2 programme. – David Jellings, managing director, BIMobject UK.