As I spoke about in an earlier post The Quest for Content, content for our applications is in high demand, and even though there's no way we at Autodesk can create all necessary content for Revit MEP, as the Product Manager I feel it's my responsibility to try and facilitate the creation of the content by all interested parties.
Because of this, I set out to engage every manufacturer who would listen and discuss this topic. I had some very in-depth conversations with a number of very large manufacturers who understood the looming value to integrating their product lines with BIM workflows. At the end of the conference I had a stack of business cards from household names in the industry, all of whom were interested in pursuing further this subject. You can bet I'll be following up with them.
And to those of you reading this, be sure to re-affirm your need for manufacturer's content every time you see your local rep. Your voice is the strongest voice in the industry to influence the strategies of these companies.