What is Node?

Node from bimstore is a cloud-based private information portal where you can host documents, BIM components, videos and models in a controlled environment for distribution across project teams.

It is a fully self-managed private content library (not just BIM) built using the same technology used on the bimstore platform.

It is used by companies such as Galliford Try, Vistry Homes, Barratt Homes and Travis Perkins to assist in their information management, helping them to deliver consistent and quality buildings. In addition, it is used by architects, engineers and designers to ensure consistency between design teams.

Features include user permissions which give control over who has access to different areas of the site allowing for maximum flexibility. Monitor information using the analytics tab as well as being able to control who is downloading what and when. Adding news articles, blogs and videos also ensures teams are kept up to date.

Overview of functionality

  • View and download BIM components.
  • Access analytics, allowing you to review how many times each document, BIM component or model has been downloaded.
  • Customise the site including fonts, colours, logos, images, text sizes and page layouts.
  • Simple CMS management, maintenance and editing.
  • Access advanced analytics.
  • Create your own news and blog articles.
  • API functionality.
  • Link with wider ecosystem including integration with bimstore and Twinview platforms.

How some of our partners use Node

Galliford Try have built an information portal for all divisions of their business. A dedicated internal resource manages and maintains the library as well as training the project teams. After deploying the platform in its base form, both Galliford Try and bimstore worked together to configure the platform specifically to their needs.

Vistry Group have developed over 100 standard house types which include manufacturer-specific content and 30 sheets per house type. The information needs to be centrally managed to ensure it is kept up-to-date across all regions. SPACE Architects manage the platform on behalf of the Vistry team due to their strategy of outsourcing technical support. Node ensures that the new BIM houses are maintained and distributed consistently, reducing errors on site and improving quality.

Barratt have worked with bimstore for over 7 years now. A large percentage of the Barratt house types are hosted on Node for distribution amongst regions. All manufacturer components are hosted on the platform as well as the house types. The Barratt supplier agreement ensures that all manufacturer’s products are hosted on bimstore too.

Travis Perkins utilise Node to power their very own BIM library. The platform has specifically been configured to be used as a public library with all of the functionality of Node alongside an accessible search.

Interested in having your own Node? Learn more or book a demo.

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