BIM and Knauf Insulation
What if you could specify a component directly in a 3D model of a future building rather than using traditional drawings? What if you could use product information directly from the manufacturer to calculate and simulate the characteristics of that building?
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is revolutionizing the design and construction process as coordination and data exchange become increasingly important in construction management.
At the swipe of a screen, BIM-designed projects offer a three-dimensional visualization as well as all the information needed to calculate performance.
BIM is shaping the future of the industry. That is why Knauf Insulation is offering specifiers a wide range of BIM solutions to ensure they get all the building and product data they need within seconds without getting lost in dozens of files and documents.
BIM is not new
The concept of BIM has been around for almost 50 years with the first software tools developed for building modelling appearing in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Essentially, BIM is a digital form of design, construction and asset operation and is applicable to both new and refurbishment building projects.
By combining technology, process improvements and digital information, BIM profoundly improves collaboration between all stakeholders and provides more effective project outcomes and asset operations.
The adoption of BIM is supported by many governments around the world as well as the European Commission and is particularly popular in public procurement.
BIM has also become the focus of policy makers with new initiatives aimed at increasing the pace of digitalization in the construction sector.
Who uses BIM?
A wide range of studies suggest that the implementation of BIM in construction projects can reduce overall costs by around 7%, mainly in the construction phase, but also in waste production and construction waste management for new build and renovation projects.
All stakeholders can benefit from BIM, particularly in terms of:
- Better control of construction asset data, more predictable costs and schedules for owners and public authorities;
- Standards-based as-built documentation for efficient maintenance of building assets for facility managers, maintainers and operators;
- A cost- and time-efficient design and quality control process for architects, engineers and designers;
- Product specification with relevant data and customization for product manufacturers and assemblers;
- Improved market access and supply efficiency throughout the value chain.
BIM and sustainability
Looking at the trends, we see that BIM will grow in importance in the design of new buildings. Sustainability will become a key enabler as BIM can help achieve the desired performance indicators or figures for Green Building Rating Systems (GBRS).
Innovative solutions for BIM are implemented in our catalogues to ensure that Knauf Insulation is ready for the moment when BIM becomes indispensable.
Please visit the local website in our countries to go to your BIM environment and/or download the Knauf Insulation BIM catalogues.