The manufacturer of metal rainwater systems has developed its BIM files so specifiers and contractors can benefit from a new slimmer version too. This has been completed in response to feedback and requests from customers to receive smaller files.
BIM files from Alumasc Rainwater are modelled to achieve an accurate external space envelope and connection detail. But file sizes increase with model detail, so in the new slimmer model it has been stripped of non-essential details such as logos, small radii, internal strengthening ribs, fasteners & fixings.
Introduced in 2011, BIM is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle. The aim of BIM is to improve efficiencies, reduce risk, encourage better planning, and reduce operational costs. 3D models are developed based on information assembled by manufacturers, architects and specifiers and updated at key stages of a project.