Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the next generation of digital representation for architectural projects and Guardian Glass UK have strived to meet the needs of a changing market, with BIM objects created for all Guardian Glass UK products.
Guardians BIM objects allow glass to be specified either as a design material in its own right, or in single, double or triple glazing, with data variations to account for laminated glass and other glass processes such as heat treatments.
All of the products available for commercial construction have been modelled from clear annealed float to coated and laminated products such as SunGuard and ClimaGuard. Other decorative products have also been modelled such as the SatinDeco range.
To ensure all products are easily accessible Guardian have a listing in the National Building Specification (NBS) BIM Library, as well as objects hosted on all of the company's own website product pages and within the Guardian Plus Technical Centre. All of which can be found at www.guardianglass.co.uk.
Each of Guardian's BIM objects have been made available in Revit and IFC format, which are the leading systems for creating BIM projects.
To help architects, designers, and other BIM professionals understand how Guardian objects work in the BIM environment a short demonstration video has been produced to explain the use of Guardian glass products as BIM objects.
The video is available on the company's BIM homepage.