According to Impey, demand mirrors the rising trend for wetroom specification in the commercial and care/retirement sectors, in addition to escalating interest in residential wetrooms from housebuilders, developers and bathroom designers.
In the publication ‘Industrial Strategy: Government and Industry in Partnership’, HM Governmemnt describes BIM as: “Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a collaborative way of working, underpinned by the digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining our assets. BIM embeds key product and asset data and a three dimensional computer model that can be used for effective management of information throughout a project lifecycle – from earliest concept through to operation.”
Embracing BIM and the digital approach to construction, Impey, a leading bathroom manufacturer, was keen to meet the initial BIM level 2 compliance mandate set by the Government in 2011. Liam Ryan, Sales Director for Coram Group UK, said, “Via BIM we can share accurate product data with architects, designers and specifiers. This product data, which can be located quickly and easily, can then be used within a Common Data Environment as part of any type of BIM construction project. For some time we have been receiving requests for BIM files from architects, specifiers and bathroom designers and it was important to be able to supply that information in the best format possible. Now that our initial release of BIM objects is available, we intend to add to it with further 3D models from both our Impey and Coram product suites. ”
Impey chose BIM portal, bimstore.co.uk to collaborate with on their initial BIM object releases. Gillian Smith, Partnership Manager at bimstore.co.uk said, “We are incredibly pleased to have Impey BIM objects available exclusively on bimstore.co.uk. The recognisable growth in wetroom installation means that floor formers are going to be an important and key component of many construction projects in the public and privates sectors. We are delighted that we can now offer Impey’s floor formers as compatible BIM objects to our many users.”