Brett Landscaping, the specialist commercial and domestic paving supplier, has announced that their range of high quality commercial hard landscaping products has now been listed on the National BIM Library, making the company one of the industry’s earliest adopters of BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology.
These BIM objects can be sourced for free through the National BIM Library, an online resource of thousands of building products that have been BIM registered – and this library now includes many of Brett Landscaping’s most popular commercial products.
The information held within BIM is invaluable to everyone involved in a building project, especially to merchants, who need to start ensuring compliance of supplying BIM level 2 products as required by the industry.
BIM will provide merchants with a better understanding of a projects requirements allowing for greater transparency of the delivery cycle, which will help improve site efficiencies. This will also allow merchants to better estimate quantities, helping to reduce waste on site and contributing to a greener building process.
BIM is also in line with RIBA’s Plan of Works, which ensures that everyone involved in a project is working to the same process. For merchants, this provides a better understanding of what is required and when, creating a stronger supply chain and building sound relationships with other parties.
“Building Information Modelling is definitely the long-term future of construction, and as such it is imperative the industry is prepared,” explains Andrew Gill, marketing manager at Brett Landscaping. “It is already mandatory that all products sourced for Government projects should be to BIM Level 2 and we are now starting to see BIM filter down to private sector projects.
“Brett is renowned for innovation and remaining at the forefront of industry developments – being part of the BIM revolution is another example of this. By having our products included in the National BIM Library we are providing our customers – whether that is an architect sourcing the products, a contractor using them, a merchant selling them, or the facilities management team managing the infrastructure – with the products they need to succeed within this highly competitive market,” continues Gill.