Digitalization in the building industry is progressing continuously. At the heart of this development is Building Information Modeling (BIM). Architects, engineers, and contractors use BIM software and data on a wide range of building products to design, plan, execute, operate and maintain building projects in a collaborative way. The pioneer in digitalization is the UK, where since 2011 it is mandatory to use BIM software to plan public projects such as all major infrastructure projects.
Firestone welcomes the development of BIM-based planning as it saves resources, increases planning reliability and allows projects to be implemented more quickly. Firestone provides BIM data for its membranes RubberGard EPDM and UltraPly TPO. These BIM files were created for use in Autodesk Revit, one of the most widely used BIM software products on the market.
From now on the Firestone BIM data is available for download on the BIM database website www.bimobject.com.
On bimobject, Firestone BIM data will be available for RubberGard EPDM and UltraPly TPO in different languages for fully-adhered, mechanically attached and ballasted systems (terrace roofs included), as well as inverted roofs, green roofs and photovoltaic roofs.
The Firestone team actively supports all parties involved in the construction process with the planning and implementation of BIM projects.