Metsä Wood commissions bimstore.co.uk to offer information on its EWP products and systems as free downloads to architects, designers; spokesman describes service as 'the iTunes of building information modeling components'
April 29, 2013
– In a first for the UK industry, leading timber solutions provider Metsä Wood is launching its BIM components in Revit. Organised into BIM families, the company’s key engineered wood product systems and solutions for construction and architecture are all represented.
The key driver of Metsä Wood’s BIM strategy is to facilitate the wider specification of engineered wood product systems and solutions by making them readily available to the architect, specifier and designer as free downloads from metsawood.co.uk, bimstore.co.uk and specifinder.com. The following Metsä Wood EWP systems and solutions are available:
“By making systems, such as Kerto-Q for roof coverings and Low Energy wall panels, available as BIM components, we will further help introduce architects to the enormous flexibility and versatility our timber portfolio offers. Architects today are increasingly aware of BIM, 39% of the industry now use it compared with 10% in 2010”.
Kevin adds: “The benefit of our partnership with bimstore is that its team has in-depth expertise and we are confident that the reach of its website will deliver the results that we are looking for, in terms of driving specifications for our engineered wood product systems and solutions.”