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Tyco’s Fire Protection and Security Products now BIM ready

Tyco Fire Protection Products and Tyco Security Products are launching their own living Building Information Modelling (BIM) library from this month. Users will be able to access Tyco’s extensive range of BIM objects for security and fire protection products, including detection, mechanical and suppression solutions.

The library will also feature the company’s BIM user guide to support architects and engineers, providing additional information about Tyco’s BIM objects.

Raj Arora, vice-president and general manager for Fire Detection and Special Hazard Products at Tyco Fire Protection Products, commented: “The creation of BIM tools and families of objects is critical in supporting the technological advances in the design, construction and maintenance industries. At Tyco, we’re already seeing demand for BIM. Our investment in creating a range of BIM content based on a selection of our core products means we’re well placed to help designers, specifiers, contractors and engineers working within the BIM framework.”

By increasing the amount of data available and making it fully sharable from building design through to construction and maintenance, the BIM process enables users to immediately access and interrogate objects and models, helping to save time and unnecessary costs.

The technology will also enhance the accuracy of the planning and design stages of fire protection and security systems, improving efficiencies and delivering cost savings for the construction sector.

Available in Revit format, Tyco’s BIM objects will prove invaluable to users thanks to the depth of information made accessible. The files will comprise a 3D geometric representation of the product and contain all details about its specification, including size, dimensions and materials.

BIM objects for Tyco’s fire detection solutions will also provide further relevant information such as voltage, colour code and electrical data. Translated versions of Tyco’s BIM files will be available this year.

New era of digital modelling

“This is an exciting time for the construction industry,” said Peter Ainsworth, director of marketing across the EMEA region at Tyco Security Products.

“Tyco is ready to be part of the new era of digital modelling, supporting the UK Government’s Construction Industry Strategy mandate that all public procured construction projects from 2016 achieve BIM Level 2. Thanks to its future-proofing ability, BIM can provide facility management information throughout a building’s life, making maintenance and repairs simpler and more cost-effective.

Raj Arora added: “Offering BIM objects for our security, detection, mechanical and suppression products will enhance the design process for architects and engineers, providing them with an abundance of valuable information such that they can work more efficiently. A key feature of BIM when looking to install fire protection solutions in a building is the process’ spatial co-ordination capability. BIM enables multiple trades to integrate objects concurrently as if they were in a single model, therefore detecting any potential clashes which can be resolved in the design process ahead of the construction phase. That saves on both time and money.”

By making its fire protection and security products accessible through BIM files, Tyco is helping the construction sector in its mission to reduce build and operation costs, lower carbon emissions and save production time by 2025.

*For more information and to download Tyco’s BIM objects and user guide visit: www.tyco-fire.com/BIM

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National BIM Library works with Boon Edam to host access control solutions range

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.

Boon Edam is BIM ready

Boon Edam is BIM ready

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.

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