kb-network    News 13 Apr 2018
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Smeg helps designers, architects and kitchen specialists by responding to demand for BIM

Following demand in the architectural and house builder markets, Smeg has introduced the use of Building information modelling (BIM) services to communicate with this market.

Building information modelling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project lifecycle. BIM files can be extracted, exchanged or networked to support decision-making regarding a building or other built asset.

The virtual building process has tremendous benefits. The data model generated in the building planning phase can be used across all other phases in the building lifecycle. The process also allows planners and architects the ability to test construction plans and ideas in a virtual space to assess their practical feasibility. BIM modelling offers substantial cost and time savings; through product assessment and decision making to reducing costs from minimising errors and increasing efficiency in the actual build phase.

Designers, architects, specifiers and kitchen specialists can now complete their projects with Smeg appliances via an archive of BIM and 3D files, which can be easily downloaded from the Smeg website. This allows the designer, architect or kitchen specialist to guide their customers through the choice, helping them to select the product best suited to the style of their kitchen.

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