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What is BIM?

According to National BIM Specification (NBS), “There are many definitions of Building Information Modelling, also known as BIM. It is simply the means by which everyone can understand a building through the use of a digital model. Modelling an asset in digital form enables those who interact with the building to optimise their actions, such as designers and specifiers”

Here at Tor we describe BIM as the process which generates digital representations of materials and objects, to be used in planning, design and construction.

The UK government has mandated that all centrally-funded work is to be undertaken using BIM by 2016. As an innovative, specialist coatings company, Tor Coatings decided to invest in BIM, in advance of the deadline. We’re passionate about buildings and believe that the BIM process is the future, for all industries involved. We started by researching the process and working closely with the NBS to ensure we understood the requirements, and to help us get as ‘BIM ready’ as possible.

Tor Coatings have created a range of BIM objects, starting with our liquid roofing coating systems, providing designers and specifiers with access to the systems available from Tor. Using these objects will enable them to include structured Tor systems content into their 3D building models.

The BIM objects below have been created in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and are accessible to all program users including;

  • Revit
  • IFC

You can view and download Tor Coatings’ liquid roofing BIM objects, from the National BIM Library, free of charge.