Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Bimstore Builds Its Presence With Support Of Major Manufacturers

bimstore’s Adam Ward and Gillian Smith.

LEADING building information modelling (BIM) content host, has recently secured a number of contracts with major manufacturers from across the construction industry.

The last 12 months for, part of national technology and design business _space group, have seen impressive take-up by manufacturers due to the growing influence of BIM in the supply chain.

Knauf Insulation, the UK’s leading insulation company, selected bimstore to host their unrivalled range of products to the BIM community. The content is now live on bimstore in five different formats including Revit, Vectorworks, IFC and AutoCAD.

A contract with DORMA, the world market leader in premium access solutions and services, was also secured by Bimstore to create and host its content. The company’s door systems are now available on both the DORMA website and BIM directory.

DORMA’s Marketing & Sales Director Craig Gilmour commented: 
“It was a natural progression to take our range of access systems onto Bimstore as the need to be BIM-accessible is growing considerably. It is important for us to stay ahead of the curve and we believe our decision to have products hosted on our website and will allow us to do just that.”

Bimstore partnership manager Gillian Smith said:  
“We are thrilled that DORMA has chosen to partner with us as the company is the leading manufacturer in its field. We are certain that this will pave the way for others in the sector that are looking to DORMA as a prime example.”

Curtain walling companies, Technal and AluK have also selected bimstore’s services for their expertise in content creation and hosting services – with AluK being the first curtain walling company to have RIBA accreditation on their BIM CPD presentation. bimstore is currently working with a further two curtain walling companies to create their content.

Gillian continued: 
“Our offer on bimstore is ever-diversifying with manufacturers from within the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services (MEP), through to interiors and structural sectors of the market.

“We are now competing for and securing contracts on a global level. Having recently been selected as the only UK company invited to submit a proposal to a global manufacturer for content creation, we were delighted to subsequently win the contract and look forward to announcing another UK first of BIM families on bimstore very soon.

“We will continue to invest in our technologies and will be launching additional services on the site in the New Year to further improve data integration and strengthen our position in the industry.”
About Bimstore is a free online resource that provides individual components for designers and specifiers  to use in virtual building models.
Following its launch in 2011 by national technology and design business _space group, has seen unprecedented take up for its 3D BIM components.

It is designed to aid the construction industry’s adaptation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) as a method of building design by providing individual components from manufacturers that have been quality tested and can be specified for use in buildings.

For further information visit, email or call 0844 8006660.

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