Roman Products in Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Roman has invested in BIM and their key collections of Shower Enclosures, Wetrooms, Walk-in Enclosures and Shower Trays are now available in the BIM format. Roman’s products in the BIM format can all be downloaded from our Downloads and Guides section on our website or at the bottom of this page.
BIM is an acronym for Building Information Management, or Building Information Modelling or Building Information Model. It is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. BIM creates facilities models within a computer and because they are digital and computer based models of building elements, in Roman’s case Shower Enclosures and Shower Trays, they are far more useful than hand or computer drafted drawings.
Coupled with the visual representation of the product very importantly it also gives products their provenance and standards. The provenance being the manufacturer’s details, for example, the range, door style, code etc. and very importantly all relevant standards, such as EN standards and CE marking. If the product is substituted for an inferior or non-conformant product in any stage of the design plan this will be highlighted to a client as being non-conformant.
Building Information Modelling describes the development of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings. BIM presents a number of advantages such as; saving crucial time, much more accuracy in estimation, and the avoidance of error, alterations and rework due to information loss.
Roman understand that BIM is on its way to becoming an industry standard and have been early adopters of BIM for their key Shower Enclosure and Shower Tray product ranges. Information is key in the BIM process and is aimed to bring efficiency improvements to the industry.