ANCON, manufacturer of high integrity steel fixings, has launched a comprehensive BIM Object library to support the industry’s transition to digital building modelling.
Available free from the NBS National BIM Library and the Ancon website, the new data-rich BIM Objects allow Ancon products to be easily incorporated into a 3D building model and its associated component database.
The Ancon library covers a wide range of the company’s market leading products, including standard cavity wall ties, masonry supports, windposts, masonry reinforcement and tension bar systems; all of which are critical to the structural integrity of a building and essential to an accurate BIM model.
In addition to 2D and 3D product representations, each BIM Object includes embedded product information and associated data to support the specification and provide an audit trail for the components throughout the life of the building. The objects also feature parametric design settings which provide the necessary flexibility to create project-specific Ancon details.
Ancon Marketing Manager, Annabelle Wilson said, “We share the opinion that Building Information Modelling is the future for construction. We are pleased to support the industry drive towards widespread BIM adoption by investing in the creation of BIM Objects. In doing so we have ensured Ancon and those who specify, use and distribute our products, are well positioned to secure Government contracts which will be BIM compliant from 2016.”