Legrand says it has become the first manufacturer in the electrical industry to achieve the brand new BSI BIM (Building Information Modelling) Objects Kitemark. The new quality mark is designed to help manufacturers demonstrate that they have embedded BIM into their manufacturing processes and are delivering high quality BIM Objects.
With limited choice around third party BIM certifications currently available for manufacturers, the new BSI Kitemark will validate the digital version of a manufacturer’s product, required for construction projects. It will also demonstrate that the dimensional, performance and specification data has been validated, that products have been presented and structured correctly and using standardised templates.
For designers and specifiers, the advantage of the BSI Kitemark is the ability to be able to quickly identify accurate digital objects which are found and searched for within BIM libraries and on manufacturers’ websites. It will also provide a level of confidence that the manufacturer’s processes meet the requirements of BIM and that the Object will function properly when placed within a digital model.
Tony Greig, CEO at Legrand Electric, said: “We are delighted to be the first manufacturer in the electrical industry to achieve the BIM Object Kitemark, demonstrating that our robust set of processes for the production and management of BIM Objects meets the requirements of BS 8541 parts 1, 3 and 4. Having already integrated a number of our ranges into the Building Information Modelling environment, it will enable project teams to utilise our systems to produce accurate and efficient plans, cable routing and procurement lists as part of a fully integrated BIM project.”