Equipment manufacturer launches BIM-compatible library

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Specialists in manned elevated work platform (MEWP), JLG, have launched a new online library for products compatible with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Announcing the new BIM compatible model library, JLG said the major benefit of JLG BIM models is that it allows architects to anticipate challenges, manage risk and reduce guesswork in the built 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.

BIM allows architecture and construction professionals to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.

Jonathan Dawson, JLG’s senior director sales, EMEA said: “BIM is transforming the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines to work and communicate together more efficiently with integrated workflows.

“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 Building Information Modelling 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.

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