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Tata Steel’sDNA Profiler (, developed by a multi-company team led by Alex Small, Tata Steel’s BIM & Digital Platforms Manager, is a web-based tool that enables architects and designers to access our product information (data and objects) flexibly and in multiple formats.

Why was BIM DNA Profiler Developed?

The DNA profiler was developed to provide our customers with the data they want in the formats they require in any level of detail. Since its launch, Tata Steel has gone from having various requests a day for us to produce bespoke objects for our customers to having no requests at all, meaning that our customers are successfully downloading the content they need quickly and painlessly. We are also seeing that key architectural and engineering practices, as well as direct clients, are now downloading our content. Examples of companies registered are: Arcadis, ARUP, BAM Nuttall, BDP, MAKE, Space group, Skanska, AECOM, WSP, Kier, Atkins, Wilmott Dixon, Bryden Wood and many others.

Alex Small, BIM & Digital Platforms Manager Tata Steel says:

“This tool is the first step in a long journey towards structured, interoperable, linked data providing the “Golden Thread” for data journeys in digital construction. We know that our customers, contractors, specifiers and construction clients are looking to manufacturers to take the lead in enabling and providing digital platforms based on product component data and we look forward to continuing to support them.”

To start using Tata Steel’s BIM DNA profiler today visit