JLG Industries, Inc. has launched a BIM library on its website.
BIM (building information modelling) is an intelligent 3D-model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.
"BIM is transforming the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines to enhance communication and integrate workflows", comments Guru Bandekar, global vice president, product management & development for JLG. He continues; "BIM helps improve collaboration among teams and gives greater design insight through the entire building lifecycle from concept to demolition or renovation. All models in the library are available and downloadable in a data rich format, giving everyone in the construction value chain access to this valuable tool."
The major benefit of JLG BIM models is their ability to give design build contractors and architects the opportunity to anticipate jobsite challenges they may face before breaking ground, allowing them to manage risk and eliminate guesswork on the front end of project planning, yielding improved operations and greater efficiencies once the project begins.
"JLG is at the forefront of innovation," says Bandekar. He continues, "In the very near future we will have all models of all products available, including regional standards such as ANSI and CE. We currently offer two types of ISO compliant 3D BIM files (.rfa and .ifc formats) to meet the needs of BIM artists working to advance project outcomes in a real-world context."
For rental companies, a major advantage of BIM is that, at a very early stage, the equipment required at a jobsite can be identified, with transportation planned for. This will allow the right product to be delivered at the right time to complete the work at hand.
The JLG BIM library can be accessed here.
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