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23rd February 2018
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Kaldewei supports architects and planners with BIM data
International experts, industry bodies and government ministries worldwide, are firmly of the opinion that Building Information Modelling will be the future standard for project planning, coordination and cost control in construction.
Recognising this, Kaldewei is providing planners and architects with comprehensive support in the shape of digital data for the most important BIM software applications. With immediate effect, Kaldewei BIM data is available for download from the website.
The use of BIM facilitates computer-based planning that integrates all those involved in a given construction project across all trades. This reciprocal flow of information ensures better planning security and cost-efficiency because the interdependencies between architecture, building engineering and possible process changes can be taken into consideration early on.
A digital 3D model is at the heart of BIM. It contains all relevant project and product-specific data, supplemented by additional information such as costs and deadlines, and is used by all parties involved in the given project.
Kaldewei is actively promoting this forward-looking technology thus once again underlining its close partnership with planners and architects. The data is available in all standard formats for the most important BIM software solutions: rfa (Revit) and gsm (ArchiCAD); 3D data will be provided in the following formats: 3ds and max (3ds Max), skp (Sketch'up), vwx (Vectorworks), dxf (Autodesk) and alto (Atlantis). In each case the basic product is modelled with the obligatory visible trims such as waste outlet and overflow, making the data even easier for architects to use in day-to-day planning work.?
Digitalisation of construction industry constantly on the rise BIM is increasingly gaining ground internationally. Here in the UK, Norway, the US and the Netherlands, BIM is already widely used and, in some cases, is a prerequisite for public tenders. Experts are convinced that over the next three years, this planning method will also gain a foothold in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Against the backdrop of the 'Green Building' concept and growing demand for sustainability, BIM's integrated approach is becoming ever more important as this method provides relevant information across a building's entire lifecycle.
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