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Posted on 17th May 2016

While many suppliers to the construction sector have dragged their heels in preparing for BIM (Building Information Management), Delta Balustrades has always been ahead of the curve and had a full set of system data available in Revit as far back as 2012.

What that has meant for architects is the ability to design our systems into BIM projects with complete confidence in the accuracy of our 3D modelling data and pricing information.

Now that we have reached the Government deadline for mandatory delivery of all centrally-funded public sector projects in BIM, that functionality is even more important than ever.  And yet, many balustrade suppliers still do not offer BIM modelling data.

With so many projects now being delivered in BIM or designed in Revit as part of a conventional project, Delta has enhanced our BIM-readiness still further by submitting an updated set of 3D modelling data to the National BIM Library, which is collated by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), and links directly with market leading NBS software.

Balustrades are one of the most complex elements to incorporate into a 3D BIM model because of the number of project-specific variations.

That’s why it’s so important for balustrade specialists to provide accurate BIM modelling data and to continue to update it as and when they add products to their range. However, few seem to have invested in collating the data that specifiers need to design a project in BIM and Delta Balustrades is pioneering 3D modelling for the sector.

Many specifiers also share this view with one architect recently commenting that Delta Balustrades BIM modelling data is the best in the sector.

BIM has already had a massive impact on how construction projects are delivered both in the UK and worldwide and the influence of BIM methodologies and 3D modelling will continue to grow.

That’s why we are so committed to ensuring we are fully engaged with BIM and when our data goes live on the National BIM library on 18 May, it will be accessible by any specifier, helping to ensure accuracy of design and costing in their models.