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Article Date: 27th July 2016

Bilco BIM Information Forms Part of RIBA National BIM Library

BIM Information - RIBA National BIM Library - Access Products

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Bilco UK is helping the UK construction industry to embrace the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) by making its product BIM information available via RIBA’s NBS National BIM library. Architects will now have this invaluable resource to help them determine the most appropriate and cost effective products for each project, without compromising on either safety or quality.

"Specifying access products has lagged behind some other areas of product specification as architects have had less experience in specifying these vital products," says James Fisher, Managing Director of Bilco UK. "This has been due to a confusion as to whose responsibility it was to specify the product itself, rather than simply stating at planning stage that such a product must be used. The choice of access product has sometimes been handed to the builder, the M&E contractor and sometimes the roofer. With the advent of BIM and this new resource, we are certain that architects will rapidly gain expertise at specifying access products at the design stage, designing in accessibility with safety at the earliest stages, benefitting not only the construction industry but also millions of future users of new buildings."

This latest initiative from Bilco follows its recent strides to increase safety in the industry through the increase in knowledge and expertise in the specification of access products. To this end, the company founded its own online resource, Bilco Assist, which has already seen thousands of downloads of CAD sheets, BIM information and NBS Building specifications from its online resource at www.bilcouk.com. Bilco has also joined the British Safety Council, the Single Ply Roofing Association, Constructionline and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited.

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