ROCKPANEL® façade panels available as BIM objects

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an increasingly important aspect of the planning and implementation of construction projects. In order to help with this process, the ROCKPANEL Group in cooperation with BIMobject® now provides BIM data files for the full range of its sustainable façade panels, which specifiers can freely access and insert into digital building models. Visitors to the BAU fair in Munich are able to consult tutorials on how to use the BIM data files.

BIMobject® is Europe's fastest growing digital content management system for BIM objects. By downloading the ROCKPANEL BIM objects, planners automatically have access to all up-to-date, technically relevant data, such as the available surfaces or the specific product details such as size, colour and materiality. 

The 3D models are compatible with Revit and ArchiCAD and can be downloaded via www.rockpanel.com and on the BIMobject® portal via: 


 "BIM is a totally new way of working, the next step in the digitalisation of planning and modeling. BIM creates the basis for a new understanding of architecture and construction, in that it facilitates the involvement of all experts in the planning process and helps produce a detailed, three-dimensional display of a design. For the ROCKPANEL Group, the important thing was to offer a pan-European solution and to support leading planners who already rely on BIM. Accordingly, the data files on all façade panels are supplied on one Europe-wide platform, contributing towards improving communication among all those involved in the construction sector. This service supports architects in the planning process, facilitates decision-making and, as a result, can make construction less expensive and safer.", explains Pascal Kabo, Project Leader and Technical Service Manager of the ROCKPANEL Group.

"The ROCKPANEL Group is the global market leader of stone wool products and systems. The cooperation with the ROCKPANEL Group is another important milestone for BIMobject®, showing us that we are on the right way to become the natural choice when it comes to digital content management systems. With the high quality standard and unique, innovative products, the ROCKPANEL Group is a business partner that shares our high level of innovation and future oriented understanding BIMobject stands for", says Johannes Reischböck, COO of BIMobject AB and CEO of BIMobject Deutschland GmbH.

ROCKPANEL - façade cladding boards originated from basalt:

The ROCKPANEL Group is a business division of ROCKWOOL B.V. (Roermond, Netherlands), a subsidiary of ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL AS (Hedehusene, Denmark), the global market leader for stonewool products and systems. The ROCKPANEL Group is recognised by building engineers and investors in many European countries as a manufacturer of both aesthetic and durable façade cladding. With ROCKPANEL board material, the cladding can be designed in a contemporary and unique manner. Short installation times, simple maintenance and high cost-effectiveness makes ROCKPANEL products amongst the most sought-after building materials.

Given that ROCKPANEL products bring together the benefits of stone and wood, they are increasingly sought after by constructors and building engineers developing and constructing sustainable buildings. ROCKPANEL products have been independently tested by the British Building Research Establishment (BRE) as guaranteed sustainable building materials, and comes with the corresponding Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) - a total of 16 construction elements attained an A+ or A rating.

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 specialized 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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