Leading PIR manufacturer Recticel Insulation has marked a century by posting more than 100 objects with the award-winning NBS National BIM Library, the fastest-growing BIM library in the UK.
Downloadable in the Revit, Vectorworks, AECOSim and ArchiCAD software formats, as well as the open IFC standard, the Recticel portfolio of BIM objects includes their three key brands – Eurothane, Eurowall and Powerdeck. This encompasses solutions for flat and pitched roofs, walls (including rainscreen systems) and floors.
BIM objects are essentially a collection of product data used by the relevant software package to render a visual format as required to achieve the best collaboration across the construction project. The CAD visualisation of the building design is often focused upon but the real value of BIM is the sharing of information across the design team – and with the end user.
As a product manufacturer, the continual development of Recticel’s BIM offering ensures its suitability for projects of all types, with a particular view towards the impending requirement from the UK Government that all public construction projects are to be built using level 2 BIM from 2016.
Recticel Insulation’s technical specialist Paul Forrester said: “We are also contributing to a common BIM template for insulation products for use throughout the construction industry, and that work is ongoing.”
Recticel’s BIM portfolio is available to download from http://www.nationalbimlibrary. com/recticel.