Mumford & Wood announces compliance with NBS National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library Data for core Conservation™ entrance, balcony, bi-folding, single and French doorsets as well as Conservation™ casement windows, box sash and spring sash windows. This is in accordance with the Government’s mandate on all publically-funded new-build projects by spring 2016. Architects, specifiers and contractors can now visit our Technical page at www.mumfordwood.com and download the full Mumford & Wood NBS BIM Library Data.
In this 3D modelling of the company’s core and standard Conservation™ products detailed specification parameters are shared in relation to thermal performance and U-values, acoustic specifications, PAS24 compliance, product design details, paint, glass and warranties. Non-standard products can be analysed on request using the same criteria.
Mumford & Wood has currently achieved BIM Level 2 approval which sets an industry benchmark in the timber window and door sector. At this level the product data using 3D CAD models enables contractors and architects to combine and share their own 3D models, for a specific project, to a minimum Industry Foundation Classification (IFC) or COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) standard. It is available in a common file format, either an IFC or more probably a Revit plug-in.
Owen Dare, technical director, Mumford & Wood, said "Now all parties, manufacturers, architects and contractors will pool this design information to create the footprint of a building. This will effectively lock the specification which will remain unchanged for the life of the building. It is quite a complex and very sophisticated platform but the benefits are huge. Once approved, the specification will be carried through to manufacturing making the whole process easier for everyone.”