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What is Building Information Modelling?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) describes the storage and representation of the relevant information of the construction and operation of a building in the digital format. The higher the level equates to a higher level of BIM used.

U.K Government policy is directed to ensuring that all new Government acquired buildings will be BIM Level 2 compliant by 2016.

BIM Level 2 requires each member of the design team developing building information in a collaborative 3D environment that may also include data relating to cost of modelling, but created in separate discipline models.

BIM has proven to be successful in reducing construction costs through reducing on-site architectural drawing adjustments and acceleratating the construction of the building.

What do Airflow's BIM Models adhere to?

Airflow's BIM models adhere to criteria required by the following BIM standards:

  • IFC
  • COBie
  • RIBA
  • CIBSE
Airflow also provides you with bespoke information not covered by these standards, such as ErP data and whether a product is Passivhaus approved.

What programmes are Airflow's BIM Models compatible with?

Airflow's BIM models are compatible with Revit 2015 and newer. The models are available Revit 2015 as standard and will automatically upgrade to the user's version of Revit upon first use.

Which Airflow products have BIM Models?

Airflow is continually adding new products to our BIM Library and will soon have BIM Level 2 compliant models for all of our products.

Download Airflow's BIM Files

To request our BIM Level 2 Files, including the Airflow Family Manager and Airflex Pro plug-in, click here.