Expamet has made its windpost and masonry support products available in BIM to simplify the specification process of these bespoke products.
The new models will enable specifiers to upload the objects as placeholders within their models to signify where the additional support is needed. Upon submission of the drawings, Expamet’s team of structural design engineers will design and manufacture an appropriate solution to ensure sufficient support is achieved.
Masonry support systems provide a method of controlling the uninterrupted height of masonry panels and accommodating differential vertical movement between masonry cladding and framed structures. The range includes BAT bracket and angle support systems. All designs are supplied with method statements, product installation instructions and packed in order using the supplied site layout and inventory.
Expamet’s windposts come in four designs, spine posts, alongside U, L and H section variations. In addition to this, Parapet and Spandrel windposts are also included within the range to offer stability to walls and parapets below windows.
Paul Hiley, specification design manager at Expamet is pleased with the new BIM Objects, he said: “Historically, Expamet has been supplying windposts and masonry support systems to large projects in the UK using the traditional specification routes. Whilst we still offer this service, these new models will allow specifiers to simply drop in the object as a placeholder and our team of highly qualified and experienced design engineers will design a system that is fit for purpose.
“We have complete control over our manufacturing capabilities and are able to pass this benefit down to our customers through service and competitive pricing. For applications subject to corrosive environments we can manufacture using stainless steel 1.4401 and we have the facilities on site to hot dip galvanise our products to BS EN ISO 1461 if needed.”
For more information about masonry support and windpost systems or to download its BIM objects visit www.expamet.co.uk/expamet-bim