What is BIM?
BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. It is a way of working within a 3D common data environment. BIM enables collaboration between the construction, design and architectural industries. It provides building project teams with a way to manage information in one place, throughout the entire project lifecycle. It has opened a world of structured teamwork. Involved parties work more efficiently, reduce rework and have lower costs.
What are BIM Objects?
A BIM object is a 3D visual representation of a building component, such as Boon Edam products. You can see it as a building block which can be placed in the building project. Boon Edam offers 3D BIM objects to help you in the specification and design process.
How BIM Objects Help Reduce Costs and Increase Sustainability
A BIM object is more than just a visual 3D model. It also covers other dimensions including time, cost, construction and safety. You can place a BIM object of a revolving door into your building project. You will then be able to immediately manipulate the revolving door to fit the design of the façade and lobby. BIM Objects are rapidly becoming more popular, for various reasons. The industry is already evolving from 3D to 4D, 5D and even 6D models. Each upgrade includes more information about the product. They can be described as follows:
3D: The basics, concerning ground penetration, safety and logistics
4D: Adding time to the 3D. Assisting project planning
5D: Adding costs (materials etc.)
6D: Adding sustainability, life cycle, energy consumption, etc.
7D: Adding facility management information
These additional layers of information help manage the entire building life cycle. Adding even more benefits to working with BIM objects, next to working together in one environment and avoiding having to do double the work.
BIM by Boon Edam
BIM objects are available for our product range, from revolving doors to high security portals. This opens new opportunities for convenient specification.
Next to the visual image, BIM files also contains critical product information. It covers all Boon Edam options, which are immediately available to configure and order.
- Width variations
- Height variations
- Depth variations
- Available colors
- Burglar options
- Glass options
Boon Edam BIM objects are configurable and adjustable in size. The combined options of premium standard parameters for which the product is available will give you countless options to choose from.
Boon Edam BIM objects are currently 3D and available in .rfa format, which is suitable for Autodesk Revit.