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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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