Foam tape sealing company ISO-Chemie has extended the scope of its specialist services with the launch of new 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology.
The move will enable architects and designers to integrate high quality scaled digital information around window and door sealing solutions as part of their 3D visualisations and client presentations.
BIM is playing an increasingly significant role in the design and delivery of large and complex fenestration projects and installations. Product information and specification data from the company’s joint sealing tapes, multi-function joint sealing tapes and in-front-of-wall installation systems such as Winframer will be available initially for downloading free as BIM-ready items via ISO-PORTAL or an external database. It can also be used in CAD software such as Autodesk Revit, while an electronic CAD product catalogue will be available as a supplement to this as more products are at the planning stage.
The new service will facilitate the planning, delivery and management of window and door design and installations using a common data model for all participants. All the relevant building data is digitally recorded, combined and interlinked in a model.
Andy Swift, ISO-Chemie’s UK national sales manager, said the scope of 3D BIM is expected to expand as the service gains traction among existing and new customers. He added: It’s important that clear information is made available to those involved in the fenestration design, specification and supply sectors. Linking this to the 3D visualisation of plans and drawings delivers new levels of accuracy. If a window needs replacing in the future, it will be clearly identifiable which products were originally used and the affected component connections. Renovation and refurbishment projects can therefore be planned more efficiently and carried out under controlled conditions.