In light of the growing need for CAD based products and technological systems that take kitchen and bathroom design into the new age, Formica Group – inventor of the High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) – has showcased its aim for continual innovation with the launch of a suite of BIM objects.
Combining detailed information relating to the products’ physical characteristics, behavioural data and detection zones, BIM products will allow designers and specifiers to create 3D models of rooms incorporating the particular product specs and manufacturer information required. This will allow clients to view a realistic interpretation of their final design at the touch of a button.
Ideal for both new-build and refurbishment projects, the BIM selection from Formica Group includes a myriad of options and details ranging from colour to patterns and woods.
UK Marketing Manager at Formica Group, Joe Bell, commented: “Formica Group’s material libraries are used during the design phase to apply realistic surfaces to multiple applications, making it easy to visualise the interior and exterior of buildings before construction starts. We’ve combined high resolution imagery with comprehensive technical data to ensure our BIM libraries work equally as well for rendering as they do for storing vital information such as fire ratings, sustainability, light reflectance values (LRV), sheet sizes, textures and EN348 data – the European standard for laminate.
“Those working on public sector funded construction projects can now use Formica® products internally and externally, meeting the Government Construction Strategy stipulating Level 2 BIM on all its developments.”Formica Group | formica.com