Ventilation specialists Vortice have listed their products on the BIM Object database and drawings/specifications are free to download.
General Manager Kevin Hippey explained:
“Embracing technology is vital as part of the service we offer our customers. Our technical team has used CAD for planning purposes for a long time and we want to make it as easy as possible for potential customers to specify our products for their projects; BIM therefore is the obvious evolution for this.”
Building Information modelling (BIM) is becoming more widely used as architects and specifiers see the benefit in time saving and accuracy that it can offer for their plans and modelling.
The big benefit of BIM is that all those interacting with a building can optimise their actions, with entire teams working to the same standards to produce the best possible project outcomes. BIM brings together all the components for a building so different aspects of the design can be integrated more effectively.
BIM objects contain all the information about the product including for example performance, specific fan power, visualisation and functional data. Vortice BIM models are free to download and are available here.