Oldcastle Glass® takes a Leadership Position
in Building Information Modeling (BIM)
May 1, 2009
Oldcastle Glass® has announced the availability of realistic
Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects for select engineered
architectural aluminum products through Reed Construction Data's
proprietary SmartBIM Library. Oldcastle Glass® SmartBIM Objects
were developed in partnership with Reed Construction Data, a division
of Reed Business Information.
"The goal of this strategic partnership was to deliver architects
and specifiers the highest quality BIM objects including those for
curtainwall, architectural windows, skylights, storefronts and entrances--in
the industry. This demonstrates our commitment to making available
the most accurate, usable and truly parametric BIM objects for the
building envelope," said Deep Bhattacharya, vice president,
development and technology, Oldcastle Glass®.
According to a company announcement, SmartBIM objects were created
with full oversight of licensed architects who understand building
design. SmartBIM establishes standards on how to model for quality
and usability; manages objects for easy search and selection; facilitates
distribution details; generates quantity and cost estimation; organizes
collections of objects by project type; and provides tools to review
and select products for sustainable design. "There are a plethora
of BIM objects on the Internet. However, it is very difficult to
find the right object for a project, and the objects are often not
accurate or do not have critical information. With SmartBIM Objects,
projects can be designed and implemented with more speed, efficiency,
accuracy and quality," adds Bhattacharya.
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