The human factor in BIM technology

ABB’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Team is supporting customers in their daily jobs

It’s been a while since my first post on BIM was published and I was very happy to get some very positive feedback about it, starting from the numerous views and shares.

Recently I had a presentation at an ABB technical promotion event in one of our main countries for the building segment, and I pointed out the importance of the human factor in BIM technology. Far from being pure data and software related, BIM enables an unprecedented level of communication between the building segment stakeholders, enabling investors, designers, MEP engineers, facility managers and industry suppliers to communicate effectively and seamlessly.

In this living digital environment, we, at ABB, have an important role to play, since we were asked to develop, store and deliver objects for many of our standard solutions, to support engineers with product selection and design, and to provide additional product data and content along the value chain, from design to commissioning.

Our people are key in the support of consultants, architects and engineers in their daily job, which is why, as long as BIM technology continues to gain momentum in our countries, we are training the technical promotion teams to exchange knowledge and information with buildings professionals on BIM. Furthermore, we are providing all consultants with access points to BIM projects carried out by Electrification Products division, through dedicated software.

Finally, to provide our partners with deep understanding of BIM objects and tools, we have established a global team of professionals, the “BIM Team”, who can listen, support and deliver solutions to our customers.

Our BIM objects latest releases, featuring selected wiring accessories ranges and enclosures, are available for you at our ABB repository. More are coming in the next weeks and months, thanks to the valuable feedback we’ve received from our customers.

I see BIM gaining momentum fast across countries and regions, and our target is to be there with you making this change happen. Together.

I’d love to get your thoughts about this initiative. If you wish, leave me a comment here at the end of this blog or send me an email at



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Emanuele Tosatti

I’m the global Segment Marketing Manager for ABB EP Building Products. I have a masters degree in Nuclear Engineering and I have held various management positions at ABB in global Product Management, Marketing & Sales. I love to do marketing on the wide variety of applications and technologies managed within my team, spanning Buildings through to Solar, from EV charging through to data centers. In my spare time I enjoy the love of my children, the vibe of my electric guitars and the fun of sports.
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