The Coram Group UK Invests in BIM ahead of 2016 Deadline
The Coram Group UK, which includes Impey Wetrooms, Coram Showers and Coram Showerpods is now offering Building Information Modelling (BIM) data on a variety of products across their wet room, healthcare enclosures and shower ranges.
With the Government deadline of January 2016 for adoption of level 2 Building Information Modelling looming, architects and planners are now frequently producing 3D models of their proposals and need to populate these with smart components for such things as wetrooms, enclosures, handrails and MEP equipment. In response to these industry changes The Coram Group UK has just completed Revit-formatted BIM modelling.
Impey’s Specification Manager Stephen Pelling explains further the BIM process,
“The Impey wet room components have been brought together in a single Revit file for client upload. This file provides a graphical representation of all the component models covering the range, demonstrating to users how to combine each component to complete a wet room installation. Each component carries our supplier information plus a component number and dimensional data. Where applicable hotspots are provided to attach drainage and/or electric connections.”
The UK’s drive towards BIM is in association with the government’s plans for the construction sector as an enabler for economic growth. The requirements by 2016 are for all centrally procured Government projects to be a fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being digital).
John Blackburn, Coram UK Group Managing Director, said: “We supply a variety of different bathroom products to sectors in the UK, including the construction industry, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of industry changes and developments. Our investment in BIM demonstrates this, and we are pleased to be able to now offer a wide range of our products with BIM data to architects and specifiers.”
For more information or to download any Coram Group BIM components, please visit the website relevant to the products you are interested in