Already today, Saint-Gobain offers planners and architects powerful BIM files for the planning, of perimeter insulation, waterproofing of buildings, windows and facades, drywall and acoustics, flooring and tiling systems, pitched roofs or top floor ceilings and much more. At the same time, with these BIM solutions planners have access to the comprehensive building expertise of the Saint-Gobain Group. This includes among others the Rigips, Ecophon, Building Glass Europe, Weber and Isover brands. At BAU 2017, Saint-Gobain presented a comprehensive repertoire of applicable BIM solutions for Allplan, ArchiCAD and Revit.

Wizards for Allplan

With the Allplan wizards, new, powerful complete solutions for pitched roofs, top floor ceilings, facades as well as complete interior construction are available. The competences of the Saint-Gobain Group members Weber, Rigips, Ecophon and Isover are bundled in the individual wizards and tested constructions. Depending on the comfort requirements (energy efficiency, noise and fire protection, room acoustics as well as optics), architects also have the choice between alternative solutions and materials - as well as between constructions for new building and for building renovation.

BIM-Files for Revit and Archicad

In order to further increase planning flexibility, Saint-Gobain not only invests in the depth and breadth of BIM constructions, but also in the range of architecture programmes in which these digital constructions can be used. In addition to solutions in Allplan, also a number of BIM files for Autodesk Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Revit are available. In addition, all 3D objects are compatible with Trimble SketchUp and 3D Studio/3DS.

The secret of the BIM solutions from Saint-Gobain: the individual complete solutions can be applied in the graphic model in a very early planning phase with little expense. Thus, from the outset, all the design and product data required for planning are available digitally and can subsequently be evaluated not only with respect to material quality, quantities and costs, but also for the creation of simulations and the service specifications.

About BIM – Buildung Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling describes a new kind of holistic planning, execution and management of buildings with the help of software. But be careful, BIM is not software – it is a method!

When planning according to BIM, all relevant building data are digitally recorded, combined and networked.

This considerably increases the efficiency in all projects; a change in planning is immediately visible for all other process participants. Quantities and costs are also updated automatically.

Before a building is constructed in reality, it has been completely built as a virtual building in the 3D computer model. Mistakes are noticed here and not only on the construction site, thus saving time and money.

All component models include life-cycle and maintenance-relevant information, making long-term costing simple and transparent.

Which advantages does BIM offer during planning?

  • Shorter project periods
  • Cost and planning security
  • Avoidance of planning errors and reduction of (legal) risks
  • Well-founded basis for decisions
  • Reduced total costs, including the minimization of follow-up costs
  • Higher quality of planning and, as a result, the improvement of your competitiveness