Big Foot Systems has announced that its rooftop building services support structures have been added to the NBS National Building Information Modelling (BIM) library.
As a result specifiers will now be able to download Big Foots’ BIM objects via http://www.nationalbimlibrary.com/bigfoot, allowing simple visualisation of designs.
As the UK moves towards the 2016 Government mandate that all construction companies tendering for Government work should achieve level 2 BIM by 2016, momentum is growing for BIM making Big Foot’s addition to the BIM library timely.
Both Big Foot’s popular Light Duty and Heavy Duty ranges of freestanding framework systems, as well as its Safe Access Systems, now all feature in the NBS National BIM library.
The addition of its products to the NBS National BIM library will help to raise awareness of these innovative systems.
Big Foot System commercial manager Dan Rushton commented: “Many in the construction industry use traditional support solutions for rooftop building services unaware of the time, materials and labour savings our products can offer. Not only that but our systems reduce the risk of roof leaks and thermal bridging both which have a cost implication for the building owner. By adding our support systems to the NBS National BIM library a wider range of specifiers will be able to visualise our products and see the benefits that they can bring to projects.”
The addition of Big Foot’s products to BIM follows the announcement that NBS National BIM Library is to issue a significant number of generic mechanical and electrical BIM objects to enable specifiers to visualise designs and their implications at concept design stage, which then can be easily replaced by proprietary objects.
This provides construction manufacturers, like Big Foot, with an unrivalled opportunity to place their products before specifiers at a key design stage.