BIM is setting new standards in architecture

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Due to the combination of highly complex modern architecture, and the need for efficient, economical execution, BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects are becoming an increasingly important part of public tenders. Good, reliable BIM objects enable smooth communication, easy exchanges with other specialists and error-free planning – all of which are essential elements in the tender process.

Christopher Schmidt, who works at German architect firm Rainer Müller Architekten (RMA), reports: "The architects at RMA are impressed by ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems' BIM library. Being able to download objects quickly and easily eliminates the need for time-consuming research in product catalogues and the manual transfer of objects to planning documents."

Broad portfolio of BIM objects available

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems has a broad portfolio of products, and it is available, free of charge, to all architects and specifiers via a BIM library.

The system saves architects' time in all the phases of modelling, and Germany's Rainer Müller Architekten (RMA) is one of the companies that benefits. They carry out all kinds of projects, from the reconstruction of existing buildings to new builds in both the private and commercial sectors, such as office buildings or canteens. RMA works according to principles that benefit everyone: sustainability, reliable structures, long-term perspectives, personal attention and individual solutions.

According to Christopher, the whole working process is smoother: "We can download products from the library and add them quickly to our BIM modelling software. Out of the hundreds of different options available, this system helps us identify the most suitable one and implement it as a 3D model in our drawings."

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provides all the details of the products in its BIM library. Christopher continues, "We can use it to determine the possible dimensions, technical specifications like colour, material, equipment versions or fittings and structural details in real-time, and then develop their visual appearance."

Thanks to BIM, RMA's architects can now create an individual object that is tailored to their planning requirements, as well as those of their customers. It's all done in just a few clicks. "We can show our customers an individually designed door in the 3D model and use it to produce realistic renderings. This is going to give us a major competitive advantage in the future," Christopher concludes.