3/27/2014

Geberit launch bathroom products as BIM objects

Geberit is one of the first HVAC suppliers in the Nordics to produce BIM objects for Revit. Almost all of their bathroom products and HVAC systems are included in their range of objects. 

Geberit is the European market leader of installation systems, cisterns, flushing systems, sewer and water systems and provides high-tech solutions for the HVAC industry. Launching this extensive range of products as BIM objects is a key part of their goal to simplify the planning process for Geberit customers.

Today we release 80 percent of our products as BIM objects which, for architects, plumbing consultants and structural engineers, will reduce their work when they design our products into their projects, says Fredrik Färjh, CEO of Geberit Sweden.

As a first step Geberit is providing BIM objects to Sweden and the Nordics but with the Revit files in English they can be easily modified for additional markets in the future. Geberits BIM objects are available for immediate download from the BIMobject® Portal: http://bimobject.com/Product/m/geberit

- With BIM technology it is simple to see different types of collisions and solve the problems in the computer instead of on the construction site. Construction mistakes are costly and digital technology is of course interesting for our customers, says Fredrik Färjh, CEO of Geberit AB.

- By representing an internationally recognized brand such as Geberit we are expanding our range of BIM objects within HVAC. With its BIM initiative Geberit is taking a leadership position to ultimately create a global solution and become a natural part of the BIM process. Publishing their BIM objects on the BIMobject® Portal gives Geberit a substantial advantage against their competitors, says Alexander Steen, Nordic Business Manager of BIMobject AB.

By making Geberit products available as BIM objects the planning and design process becomes much easier for architects, HVAC installers and engineers as everyone is given access to the same information and planning tools. When replacing components you can get an exact bill of materias with a simple click. If you then change the product or changing a water or sewer pipe, you can clearly see how this affects other parts of the construction process, and these items can serve as a basis for collision checks at a later stage. The objects contain replaceable flush buttons, adjustable mounting heights, materials and MEP connections.

About Geberit:

The Geberit Group is the European market leader in sanitary technology with a global orientation. Geberit has its own representatives in 41 countries. The range includes the product areas of sanitary systems and piping systems. Geberit brand products are innovative, durable and eco-efficient. The Geberit Group generated a sales volume of CHF 2.3 billion in 2013 and employs 6,200 people.

Geberit AB in Sweden is a company that is 100 percent owned by Geberit Gruppe in Switzerland. The Swedish headquarters and warehouses are located in Malmö. There are also customer centers in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Showrooms and training facilities for staff and customers are available at all locations. http://www.geberit.com

About BIMobject®:

BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas - BIM objects - of manufactured building and interior products.

The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the Portal are channelled and integrated, through specialised software, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.

Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales. http://bimobject.com/

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This is an English version of a press release communicated by BIMobject®. In any case of doubt or possible differences regarding the different versions it is the Swedish version that shall apply.
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