Following the successful introduction of its Tourniket and Crystal Tourniket revolving door models earlier this year, Boon Edam has now launched its second phase of BIM objects.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of places.
Building Information Models (BIMs) are files (often but not always in proprietary formats and containing proprietary data) which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making on a given location.
Current BIM software is used by individuals, businesses and Government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures from water, waste water, electricity, gas, refuse or communication-focused utilities through to roads, bridges and ports, houses, apartments, schools, shops, offices, factories, warehouses and prisons, etc.
The UK Government has outlined that the use of BIM will be mandatory on all public sector projects from 2016. The aim is to streamline the construction process and cut back on both project and carbon costs by using BIM to predict and reduce errors throughout the different stages of the design process.
Working with The National BIM Library to create and host its range of BIM products, the most recent release from Boon Edam incorporates security doors and pedestrian speed gate product ranges. In total, 18 BIM objects produced by the company are now available for download.
Since the announcement of mandatory BIM projects from 2016, there has been an increasing pressure on architects and contractors to adopt BIM within their own design process. Statistics from the NBS National BIM Report 2014 reveal that over 50% of respondents aware of BIM are already actively using it for projects, with a massive 93% stating they plan to be using BIM by 2016.
On that basis, it became essential for Boon Edam to ensure its product range was made readily available in BIM format, in turn allowing architects and contractors easy access to relevant manufacturer objects for use in their BIM projects.
Boon Edam is focused on its clients, and consistently works together with customers to ensure the correct products are specified at design stage for each individual project.
A team of specification managers is always on hand to work together with architects and contractors and ensure the use of Boon Edam objects in BIM-centric projects is a simple and smooth process.