Temperature control solutions specialists Dunham-Bush have announced the development of Building Information Modelling object versions of their products.
The designers and manufacturers of products such as fan coil units and LST radiators, are creating the BIM offering in-house and can replicate most of their products in a BIM-enabled format upon request. All objects are available in Autodesk‘s AutoCAD and Revit software and Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) formats.
Speaking to ACR News, Dunham-Bush’s Managing Director Mike Holding said of the company’s BIM development: “We have upgraded our Autodesk Inventor software to enable to export the necessary simplified models directly into the designer’s software, such as Revit. A number of our team members have been trained in the software, and we are now able to produce BIM models for customers as required.”
In comments make exclusively to BIMcrunch regarding the content creation, Dunham-Bush’s Technical Director, David Shuttleworth said that “if we can export the objects into other formats, we will”.
Holding also discussed why the company have now decided to make their products BIM enabled. He explained: “BIM objects offer much more information than a CAD drawing as they are data rich items which contain exact product specifications, links, etc. which can be embedded with other elements in a project. This way they can be used to track the project design against predicted measures, to more easily see relative scales, and identify potential clashes.”