To help make sure a unique product fits seamlessly into the design, we can go as far as to create a complete digital model known as a ‘BIM object’. BIM, or building information modelling, is a way of representing building designs, and storing detailed product information for all the various components, digitally.
April 4th 2016 was a milestone in the adoption of BIM in the UK construction industry. Earmarked well in advance by the government’s 2011 Construction Strategy, it was the day on which all centrally procured projects were mandated to use Level 2 BIM. It was a watershed moment when full collaborative 3D BIM, with all project and asset information being electronic, would become the norm.
Using BIM can give a realistic impression of what the finished building will look like – particularly useful when bespoke products have been included, for which there are no existing case studies or product brochures to assist with visualising the end result.
The completed building model will also act as a reference in the future. A BIM object for a unique product is effectively a one-off technical specification, stored digitally so it cannot be lost, available to answer any questions that future occupants might have about it.
If you’re working with an architect to achieve your dream home or extension, they will need accurate details of the products being installed to make sure their drawings are correct and that the builder knows how everything goes together on site. That’s why any bespoke products we produce are supported with bespoke technical information.
You can contact the team at rooflights.com on 01379 658333 for more information, or view our range of BIM objects on our Glazing Vision website.