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Making Your Search Count

We understand that every client’s requirements are unique, as well as every user is unique, therefore we tailor our service to your business requirements giving users the necessary search tools to locate the building information simply, effectively and quickly.

To get an ideal how users can locate their building information on an e-bims portal either see the searches explained below or contact us for a demonstration.

Any of the below search types can be combined enabling users to locate the required building information.

Tiered Folder Structure


The structure is totally flexible and can cover a single building through to an entire property portfolio.

Client's folder structures are customised to suit their business requirements. The folder structure can also be easily maintained and updated, evolving to meet changing portfolios and building information.

The e-bims team works closely with our clients to develop and build a folder structure that ensures all the building information is stored logically and fits our client's evolving requirements.

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Virtual Folder Structure

As part of the service we offer, clients can create their own virtual folder structure which automatically updates every time building information is updated or uploaded.

Client users can simply create a folder structure that suits their needs, applying the search criteria they desire. This can help make better use of employee's time as it enables users to get the right information to the right people at the right time.

The virtual folder structure has been found to aid users with the day-to-day management of their facilities as the necessary information is only a couple of clicks away.

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Asset Register
Service Records

Log Books


OCR Search

As information is uploaded to a client's portal, it is passed through an OCR (optical character recognition) process, enabling powerful searches of documents within the clients portal. All of your building information (including wide format drawings) is searchable, whether it has been scanned to pdf or it is it's native format, the text is searchable.

The OCR search function alone makes e-bims a powerful platform for hosting the different documents and file types for all of your building information.

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Field Searches

Documents are tagged as they are uploaded enabling client users to search a variety of fields. Field searches are a quick and simple way of refining building information at a click of a button.

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Typical fields required by some of our clients:


  fim Document Type   fim Issue Date
  fim Discipline   fim Building Area
  fim Author   fim Floor Level
  fim File type   fim Site/Location

Once uploaded your buildings’ information can be accessed from anywhere at anytime

e-bims and JDP are trading names of JD Partnership Ltd  
Registered Office: 31 Wood Lane Sonning Common Reading RG4 9SJ Registered in England No: 3072473  
Based in Reading with offices in London as well as associated offices in Harrogate and Glasgow