As BIM adoption spreads throughout the construction industry, SIG Design & Technology is announces availability of BIM objects for some of their most widely used products.
These have been produced in association with the NBS and are available for free download from the National BIM Library.
The NedZink, Armourplan, Rhepanol and Green Roofs products for which BIM objects are now available are:
NedZink NOVA Structure;
Armourplan P, PSG120, SG120, SM120 and Armourplan Walkway;
BHC 920 Composite Drainage Board;
Greenroof by Blackdown;
Liveroof Hybrid Modular Green Roof System;
MeadowMat Wildflower Blanket;
NatureMat Sedum Blanket;
Plug Planted Extensive Green Roof System Sedum and Wildflower options;
Rhenofol cg PVC membrane, and
Rhepanol fk PIB membrane.
What is BIM?
BIM, Building Information Modelling, is a process by which construction professionals can collaborate in a new way on the design, development, construction and management of buildings and structures. More than just the next step after 3D CAD, BIM may eventually change the way the construction industry works altogether.
What are BIM objects?
BIM objects are digital representations of the geometry, relations and attributes of products and systems that can be incorporated into a building model using BIM software.
The primary objective of producing BIM objects for these projects is data furnishing clients with the parameters, attributes and links to further information about products that they need to use them effectively in their projects.
The objects are available in IFC format and in the four main software formats, to make them accessible to pretty much all BIM users whatever software they prefer:
At present the majority of SIG Design & Technology's involvement with BIM is with their main contractor partnerships but they expect this to change, as more architects and other construction professionals take up BIM in the coming years.