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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) represents the interests of builders merchants in the UK and Ireland with a membership of 751 merchant and supplier companies employing over 180,000 people.
The BMF works with its membership, allied industry groups and regulatory bodies to deliver support, training and development.
Dave Bate, digital project manager at BMF, said: “The digitalisation of the building supply chain will transform the way we do business.
“As online trading platforms enter the mainstream for builders merchants and building product manufacturers, the need for high quality, consistent and updatable digital data becomes ever more important.
“The BMF looks forward to working with the UK BIM Alliance to ensure collaboration and consistency across the construction industry.”
Gary Morton, UK BIM Alliance Affiliate team, added: “We are delighted to welcome the BMF as affiliates of the UK BIM Alliance.
“Digital transformation is now more in focus than ever before with all members of the supply chain having a valuable part to play in making BIM Business as usual across our industry.”
The affiliate programme aims to bring together the professional institutions, trade associations and any other industry organisations to provide a consistent message and coordinated approach to digital transformation, working across silos to a shared objective.