Brett Landscaping, the specialist commercial and domestic paving supplier, has announced its range of high quality commercial hard landscaping products has now been listed on the National BIM Library, making the company one of the industry’s earliest adopters of BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology.
These BIM objects can be sourced for free through the National BIM Library, an online resource of thousands of building products that have been BIM registered – and this library now includes many of Brett Landscaping’s most popular commercial products.
The information held within the National BIM Library is invaluable to everyone involved in a building project, especially to the architect when it comes to choosing the most appropriate products.
BIM is helping to create more definitive specifications. It enables an architect to make a more informed decision, as manufacturer data is included with each BIM object allowing for a side-by-side performance comparison before specifying, which also ensures compliance with standards. BIM allows an architect to “walk through” a project, providing them with a better idea of what the final design will look like and how it should perform. This in turn will help to prevent future problems and reduce potential conflict in the construction process.
BIM also works in line with RIBA’s Plan of Works. Relating to the RIBA Plan of Works ensures that all parties involved in a project are working to the same process, which once again helps to mitigate any future conflict and offers a better understanding of what is required from the whole team.
Andrew Gill, marketing manager at Brett Landscaping, explains:
“Building Information Modelling is definitely the long-term future of construction, being the default design environment for many new architectural university graduates, and as such it is imperative the industry is prepared. It is already mandatory that all products sourced for Government projects should be to BIM Level 2 and we are now starting to see BIM filter down to private sector projects.
“Brett is renowned for innovation and remaining at the forefront of industry developments – being part of the BIM revolution is another example of this. By having our products included in the National BIM Library we are providing our customers – whether that is an architect sourcing the products, a contractor using them, a merchant selling them, or the facilities management team managing the infrastructure – with the products they need to succeed within this highly competitive market.”
Further information about Brett Landscaping and BIM can be found at www.brettpaving.co.uk/knowledg