2015-05-28

Style First with BIM for Moveable Walls

Style has become the first UK supplier of moveable walls to be able to offer comprehensive BIM files for key elements of their range of partitioning wall systems.

Delivering more than just downloadable 3D objects in different graphical formats, the DORMA Hüppe BIM tool provides Style’s customers with up-to-date, reliable and precise product data for the planning, construction and management of buildings.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) describes the smart, computerised, three-dimensional planning of buildings. The features provided by this virtual technology are realistic enough to create a precise 3D image of the building later to be constructed.

Already in the USA, BIM-based planning has become standard practice among architects and construction engineers. In 2016, it will become a mandatory requirement in the UK for all publicly financed construction projects. BIM has been given high priority in France, as it has in Germany with the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in particular encouraging the widespread use of BIM.

“Style is the exclusive UK partner to DORMA, and their early adoption of BIM is a direct reflection of their continual drive to deliver innovative partitioning systems that out-perform the competition,” said Julian Sargent, group managing director for Style, the UK’s leading moveable partitioning wall specialist.

“In packaging the BIM objects applicable to DORMA Hüppe, particular value has been attached to ensuring simple, uncomplicated usage, allowing the objects remain lean and lightweight.

“Where possible, therefore, graphical extras have been avoided, with the priority being firmly fixed on the technical features and functions of the items concerned.”

For more information, visit the home page of Style’s web site www.style-partitions.co.uk and click on the “BIM banner”.

Alternatively, please contact your nearest regional Style office.