Riwal has created an online library of branded BIM machine models to assist architects, engineers and developers in modelling construction sites and planning for effective working at height
Riwal has branded 30 BIM (building information modelling) files of machines in its rental fleet. Each file can be accessed free of charge via the company website, through the My Riwal customer portal, or at bimobject.com.
The 3D BIM machine models have been sourced from manufacturers such as JLG, Genie, Skyjack, and Nifty Lift. Eventually, Riwal will make BIM files available for all machines in its fleet.
Riwal chief finance officer René Timmers, said: “Riwal places a strong emphasis on innovation, and we believe that these BIM models will help our customers to plan out their work more efficiently.
“By advising our customers on projects using BIM technology, we aim to make our customers’ jobs easier and more efficient, helping us to provide the best customer experience in the industry.”
Riwal UK country manager Mick Ledden, added: “This BIM initiative demonstrates the additional value Riwal always seeks to deliver.
“We recognise that the physical machine is part of a wider package of customer services that make working at height safer, more cost-effective and more sustainable.”
The Riwal BIM models are to scale so can be used in combination with other BIM files to create realistic 3D models of construction sites. This allows contractors to create plans that are more realistic and anticipate where machines are needed.
Riwal also has in-house expert consultants who can advise customers about which aerial work platforms are best suited for their work, and then add the BIM models directly to construction site models.