Alutec is leading the field in the rainwater industry, with the launch of a comprehensive range of BIM components and systems, designed in partnership with Bimstore, the UK’s leading manufacturer specific BIM library.
Heralded by many as the future of the construction industry, BIM is essentially a data rich 3D model of a building, which allows all those involved in the construction process to work from the same coordinated, highly detailed and consistent plan. At the heart of BIM are ‘objects’ – digital representations of the component parts of the building.
Alutec’s entire eaves systems portfolio has been created as intelligent, parametric, 3D Revit BIM objects. The objects are now available to download from the Bimstore website, enabling specifiers to design a complete rainwater or eaves system with just a few clicks of the button.
The rainwater objects include profiles for the Evolve, Aligator and Traditional ranges, including bracket spacings set as a parametric array, user selectable downpipe options and full scheduling capabilities on items such as leaf guards and bracket requirements. All objects are available in Alutec’s 21 standard colour variations.
The Evoke fascia and soffit objects have been created as straight runs, with adjustable corner pieces included for both internal and external variations. The components are available in all standard heights and widths, in nine colour variations. A bespoke component is also available, which allows the user to adjust the desired height of the element, enabling designers to satisfy even the most awkward of scenarios.
Tony Wereszczynski, Technical Director at Alutec commented: “The use of BIM will become mandatory on all government-funded projects from 2016, which will have a huge impact on the industry. We are excited to be embracing this new technology, as product data will play a vital role in developing information rich designs. It’s absolutely essential therefore, that we provide intelligent, readily available objects that simplify the modelling process for our customers.”
For more information please visit www.marleyalutec.co.uk