AWP major makes it easier to choose the right equipment with set of 3D BIM-compatible models
Manned elevated work platform (MEWP) specialist JLG has launched a new library on its website for Building Information Modelling (BIM) compatible products.
Announcing the new BIM compatible model library, the Oshkosh Corporation company said the major benefit of JLG BIM models is that it lets architects anticipate challenges, manage risk and eliminate guesswork in the build environment. Relevant machine data can be accessed easily to make informed decisions. And there is insurance that all equipment meets the highest standards of safety and performance. Efficiency across teams is increased with streamlined communication.
BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.
“BIM is transforming the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines to work and communicate together more efficiently with integrated workflows,” said Jonathan Dawson, JLG’s senior director sales, EMEA.
“BIM helps improve collaboration among teams and gives greater design insight through the entire building lifecycle from concept to demolition or renovation. JLG is making all of its models available in a data rich format, for free. Everyone in the construction value chain can now have access to this database of the highest quality, most reliable lift and access equipment directly from the largest manufacturer in the world.”
Neil Doherty, lead engineer at JLG, added: “JLG is at the forefront of innovation. In the very near future we will have all actual models of all products available, including regional standards (ANSI, CE). This means that all product characteristics – both physical and logical – of its real counterpart are available. We have two types of ISO compliant 3D BIM files available, meeting the requirement of the BIM artist to support the further advancement of project outcomes in a real-world context.”
JLG said that for rental companies a major advantage of BIM is that at a very early stage, equipment required at jobsites can be planned and transported. Also, the best machines for the job can be identified, enabling only the right product with the right specification to be delivered to a site at the right time.