Last edited 17 Sep 2021

Component library

DfMA Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work, Mainstreaming Design for Manufacture and Assembly in Construction, 2nd Edition, published by the RIBA in 2021, defines a component library as: ‘A store of ready-made digital representations of physical modules, assemblies or components encoding relevant information that can be used in a BIM process. The information typically consists of both geometric representations and associated data tables at different levels of detail for use at different project stages. Their value is in the fact that they can be reused to speed up design. Some component libraries are developed in-house by design teams for particular projects or clients. Others are generic, produced and maintained by product manufacturers or CAD software developers.’

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