BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM)
Recognising that BIM is becoming a key method of working in building design, Shadbolt are working with bimstore, a leading UK BIM host and designer, to create a library of BIM objects for our whole range of doors and doorsets.
Our BIM Level 2 models will be hosted on bimstore and on our website, and will be freely available to download by architects, designers and specifiers with whom we are actively working, or registered bimstore users.
They will be compatible with third party software such as NBS Create.
Our BIM models will also be integrated with our manufacturing processes which are already largely computer-controlled.
An initial tranche of Shadbolt BIM objects is expected to be available soon.
For up to date information contact our technical department.
Background: Building Information Modelling
Building Information Modelling may be regarded as the future of construction projects, and is expected to become obligatory for public sector developments.
BIM is a method of modelling a building and all its elements in digital form. A BIM object can be inserted into a building design to see how it will work and look. It brings together all the information about the building and its components so that anyone involved in the design can access that information. It offers a more efficient method of design, reducing the risk of mistakes, incompatibility of components, and unnecessary changes.
The use of a BIM model can extend over the whole life of the building, not just the initial design process.
Products are represented as BIM objects which can be shown in relation to the whole building and to each other. They combine all the information that defines the product including visual data, geometry, performance characteristics and functional information. The object can be placed in position in a design so that it behaves in the same way as a real product.