BIM is the hot topic on the lips of construction industry professionals throughout the UK, revolutionising design, clash detection, estimation and performance. By modelling in the virtual environment first; problems are detected before construction begins, guaranteeing the building is constructed correctly first time, every time. The Government is converting all appropriate projects into a 3D collaborative BIM environment by 2016.
However, despite BIM being recognised as a vehicle with which time and cost savings can be levied, a lack of high-quality BIM components is currently a significant barrier to full industry adoption, with those that are available, not containing sufficient background data to allow the full potential of BIM to be levied.
Contour Casings have recently launched the UKs first fully BIM-enabled fabrication website. At the heart of Contours new website is the technical Resource Centre, which includes an extensive range of BIM, DWG, project and product datasheets, brochures and interactive image gallerys.
Contourcasings.co.uk has been designed to be the complete toolkit that architects and consultants need to deliver their BIM projects. Contained within the resource centre is the BIM Library, a bank of pioneering BIM objects which cater for both experienced BIM designers and new users.
Contours dynamic, intelligent and flexible BIM components are hosted alongside a full range of product specification downloads, all available via a series of unique Quick Links and in various formats.
Contours BIM content is loaded with exhaustive background data and has been built parametrically to allow maximum design flexibility, with each model containing a multitude of user-controlled design options. Each component is supplied with a detailed user guide.
Vibrant case studies and client testimonials bring Contours solutions to life, which in addition to comprehensive technical information, allows the user to identify, create and specify the correct solution quickly and with confidence.