What is BIM?
Building information modeling (BIM) is a new way of approaching the design and documentation of building projects.
- Building - the entire lifecycle of the building is considered (design/build/operations).
- Information - all information about the building and its lifecycle is included.
- Modelling - defining and simulating the building, its delivery, and operation using integrated tools.
BIM provides several major advantages over CAD. BIM models and manages not just graphics, but also information that allows the automatic generation of drawings and reports, design analysis, schedule simulation, facilities management and more. This ultimately enables the building team to make better-informed decisions.
BIM supports a distributed team so that people, tools and tasks can effectively share this information throughout the building lifecycle, eliminating data redundancy, data re-entry, data loss, miscommunication and translation errors.
Titon BIM models have been created in families to allow easier usage with smaller file sizes.
What are Families?
A Family is a group of elements with a common set of properties and a similar graphical representation. Some properties have different values e.g. airflow capacity and physical size, but their set of parameters (names and meanings) are the same. These variations create a family.
When a Vertical Titon MVHR unit is loaded, the whole range including Eco (Summer ByPass) models are included to allow the user to easily pick or even change their selection using the drop-down list. The properties will automatically change both the physical representation and its relevant data.
What are the benefits of BIM?
BIM brings together all of the information about every component of a building in one place. It makes it possible for anyone to access that information for any purpose. In this way, the risk of mistakes is reduced and costs minimised. BIM data can be used to illustrate the entire building life-cycle, from inception and design to demolition and materials reuse. Spaces, systems, products and sequences can be shown in relative scale to each other and, in turn, relative to the entire project.
BIM Model Library
Titon has produced a library of BIM models for download as RFA Revit files.
Please contact us if the model you require is not listed.
Revit 2016 files:
- Vertical Family (HRV1, 1.25, 1.35, 1.75, 2, 2.85, 3, 10 & all Eco versions)
- Horizontal Family (HRV200 with 204x60mm, Ø125mm, Ø150mm and Ø160mm spigot sizes)
- CME Family (standard and humidity units)
- dMEV (Solitude)
Revit 2015 files:
Download a free trial Revit reader from Autodesk.