Thermafiber, Inc. and ARCAT have developed AutoDesk Revit BIM objects for Thermafiber's mineral wool insulation products. These objects are available for free download on the ARCAT site and also accessible on Thermafiber's website.
"BIM technology and acceptance has grown dramatically over the last couple of years," says Austin Hess, Thermafiber's Director of Business Development. "Adding Thermafiber BIM objects to ARCAT supports our Thermafiber Insolutions. We want to provide the architectural community with the tools and solutions that make our products easier to specify and understand. The BIM objects will complement the free technical services and custom AutoCAD designs that we currently offer."
In addition to creating accurate graphics, Thermafiber and ARCAT have added appropriate product data to each object, saving architects and engineers a significant amount of time doing data entry and product research. All of the BIM objects, graphics and content, are uniform and modifiable for ease of use. In addition to product information, links to Thermafiber's CSI 3-Part specs are embedded in the objects.
Thermafiber mineral wool insulation offers the highest available recycled content (up to 90%) of any commercial insulation, in addition to contributing to 33 LEED credits across four categories. Thermafiber insulation helps buildings conserve energy, control noise, improve indoor environmental quality, improve life safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.