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Dura Composites Adds Value to Architects and Specifiers with the launch of BIM objects for its Dura Slab and Dura Grating Ranges

bim-image1Dura Composites is pleased to announce the availability of BIM objects for its market-leading Dura Slab and Dura Grating product range.

Available free from the National Building Specification (NBS) National BIM Library, the new data-rich Dura Slab and Dura Grating BIM Objects allow specifiers to see up-to-date, accurate data about Dura Composites products and to easily incorporate them into their overall design. Authored to the trusted NBS standard, each BIM Object details the various surface finishes, profiles, sizes and colour options for each product, and provides specifiers and end clients with detailed information on how the products will perform during their expected lifecycle.

With the UK Government stating that the use of BIM will be mandatory on all public sector projects from 2016, Dura Composites has once again strengthened its market-leading service and support by investing in the development of BIM objects to help its customers to streamline the construction process and predict and reduce errors throughout the different stages of design.

bim-image2Those downloading Dura Composites BIM objects in Autodesk Revit format can be confident that each file has been quality checked by the NBS team, catalogued in line with the NBS and includes embedded product information and associated data to support the specification.

Commenting on the launch, Stuart Burns, Managing Director at Dura Composites said: “With the increasingly-important role that BIM is playing in the construction industry, it’s vital for manufacturers like us to support specifiers by providing comprehensive real world information about the products we supply in a consistent and highly useable format. Our BIM objects are the perfect complement to our other extensive technical resources, which include in-house CAD design and Structural Engineering support, Technical Manuals, Real World Test Data, and Anti-Slip Certification”.

For those not familiar with the products, both Dura Slab and Dura Grating are made from high strength and low weight Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), and offer a durable and low maintenance alternative to wood, concrete and steel.

Dura Slab weighs up to 80% less than steel and concrete and is ideally suited for use as trench covers, offering low installation and servicing removal costs thanks to its more economical transportation, handling and on site positioning.

Dura Grating is a high strength flooring material designed for use on raised or roof walkways, as service riser flooring and for protective screening. It has a long and virtually maintenance free life and benefits from a low lifecycle cost. The gritted anti-slip texture has one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface, making it well-suited to wet or oily environments.

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