Formica Group's BIM components enable the creation of 3D models incorporating product specs and manufacturer information, as well as giving clients the opportunity to visualise what projects will look like.
Phil Wise, European Marketing Director, says “Formica Group’s material libraries are used during the design phase to apply realistic surfaces to multiple applications, making it easy to visualise the interior and exterior of buildings before construction starts. We’ve combined high resolution imagery with comprehensive technical data to ensure our BIM libraries work equally as well for rendering as they do for storing vital information such as fire ratings, sustainability, light reflectance values (LRV), sheet sizes, textures and EN348 data – the European standard for laminate.”
“Those working on public sector funded construction projects can now use Formica® products internally and externally, meeting the Government Construction Strategy stipulating Level 2 BIM for all its developments.”
Formica Group's new BIM components are available on the Formica website. They include objects for VIVIX® external cladding as a rainscreen system and libraries for the following commercial interior materials:
The BIM components offer high performance solutions ideal for both new build and refurbishment projects. They can be used for various projects including commercial, housing, education and retail to help specifiers create outstanding buildings delivered on time and to budget.