BASF has launched its Global Virtual Design and Construction Resource Center which offers BIM digital content as well as digital construction tools to support product selection, specification and use. The VDC Resource Center brings together a global network of construction experts with architectural, engineering and contracting backgrounds who can support customers, planners and architects with consultation and access to the entire construction chemicals portfolio of BASF.
With more than 200 BIM objects, and soon more than 400 Revit models, the BASF BIM portfolio is the largest in the construction chemicals industry. It covers thirteen construction industry segments, such as Waterproofing Systems, Performance Flooring, Concrete Repair or Protective Coatings, as well as Expansion Control Systems and Wall Systems.
These digital solutions are accessible in more than ten languages from the BASF brands Master Builders Solutions, Watson Bowman Acme and Senergy. Over the coming years, BASF will continue to grow its offering and expand into new product segments and industry sectors to provide further value for construction professionals.
BASF is the first global construction chemicals supplier to have developed an internal standard for digital creation, quality control and maintenance for BIM content. This is based on best practices from current global standards including British Standards Institute (BSI), BIM Forum, American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Standards Organization (ISO), and other sources.
Customers, planners and architects can easily access the digital assets from anywhere around the globe via multiple libraries and platforms. Main access points are the new global BASF Virtual Design and Construction Resources landing page, BIMObject® Library, BIMsmith® Market, and NBS National BIM Library, as well as Master Builders Solutions’ Online Planning Tool.