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15th March 2019
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Formica Group introduces BIM objects for increased specification
Formica Group, the original inventor of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), has launched a suite of Building Information Modeling objects to aid architects, designers and contractors in the specification process.
The new components will enable specifiers to create 3D models incorporating product specs and manufacturer information as well as giving clients the opportunity to visualise what their projects will look like.
Joe Bell, UK marketing manager at Formica Group comments: "Formica Group's material libraries are used during the design phase to apply realistic surfaces to multiple applications, making it easy to visualise the interior and exterior of buildings before construction starts.
"We've combined high resolution imagery with comprehensive technical data to ensure our BIM libraries work equally as well for rendering as they do for storing vital information such as fire ratings, sustainability, light reflectance values (LRV), sheet sizes, textures and EN348 data - the European standard for laminate.
"Those working on public sector funded construction projects can now use Formica products internally and externally, meeting the Government Construction Strategy stipulating Level 2 BIM on all its developments."
Formica Group's new BIM components are available from the Formica website and numerous BIM libraries. They include objects for VIVIX external cladding as a rainscreen system and libraries for the following commercial interior materials:
- AR Plus
- True Scale
- Formica Infiniti
- Formica Magnetic
- Compact Grade Colors
- Compact Grade Patterns
- Compact Grade Woods
- Washroom collection
The components offer high performance solutions ideal for both new build and refurbishment projects. They can be used for various projects including commercial, housing, education and retail to help specifiers create outstanding buildings delivered on time and to budget.
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