Pilkington's product line now compatible with BIM software
Pilkington Building Products North America now offers its full product line, including 77 pyrolytic and uncoated glass products, compatible with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
Sept. 2, 2010 – Pilkington Building Products North America now offers its full product line, including 77 pyrolytic and uncoated glass products, compatible with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. BIM software gives architects and designers improved design efficiencies, while maintaining designs through documentation and construction.
BIM is a real-time, 3-dimensional, dynamic building modeling software program used to improve productivity in building design and construction. BIM software manages a library of objects used in the design process. The program offers architects and designers the ability to increase productivity by easing the process of collecting product information, providing quick links to the Pilkington website and performance data with each object. Each Pilkington BIM object provides product color, descriptions, benefits and performance data, such as light transmittance, solar heat gain and U-Value.
“We are excited to join with Reed, and other BIM providers, to create BIM objects for all Pilkington glass products. In addition to streamlining the design selection process, it will be easier for architects to find performance data, product benefits and aesthetic attributes," said Sharon Urban, Marketing Communications Specialist for Pilkington Building Products North America. “We believe that creating BIM objects for all Pilkington products will highlight the multitude of benefits associated with pyrolytic glass and showcase the diverse applications which Pilkington glass can be used.”
Pilkington has partnered with Reed Construction Data to design BIM objects for all Pilkington products. Pilkington BIM objects can be accessed at the Pilkington website, www.pilkington.com/na , or through the Reed Construction Data SmartBIM library.
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