Domus Ventilation, manufacturer of market-leading mechanical ventilation systems that save energy and improve indoor air quality, is pleased to announce that its full range of Revit BIM (Building Information Modelling) files can now be downloaded directly from its website, www.domusventilation.co.uk, free of charge.
BIM is a government driven shared knowledge resource, providing all of the information about every component of a building, in one easy to access place. Autodesk Revit is a BIM software for architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, designers and contractors. It is used to create co-ordinated, consistent and complete model-based designs that drive efficiency and accuracy across the project lifecycle, from conceptual design, visualisation and analysis to fabrication and construction. Using BIM data reduces the risk of mistakes or discrepancies at an early stage, making for more cost-effective, safe construction.
The Domus Ventilation BIM library features an extensive array of products, including energy saving, whole house Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) appliances, as well as award winning Radial semi-rigid duct systems and its full range of rigid ducting and accessories, which incorporates Domus Thermal duct insulation and duct sound attenuators.
BIM ‘Object’ data on Domus Ventilation products includes detailed information such as product properties, geometry, visualisation data and functional data that enables the ‘object’ to be positioned and behave in the same manner as the product would in-situ. Airflow rates, for example, can be set at each grille or air valve, allowing engineers to easily and more accurately estimate pressure losses and velocities within the ductwork, which isn’t possible using other design packages, such as AutoCAD. Product dimensions are automatically calculated to ensure it fits into the desired design space and even the correct amount of product required is calculated within BIM to prevent product wastage. In addition, BIM enables parts to be automatically scheduled during the design process, for speed and maximum convenience.