ArcelorMittal becomes the first steelmaker to make a portfolio of steels for construction BIM-ready
BIM gives everyone involved in the construction process a digital prototype of the building before it is built. And ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products is the first steelmaker in the world to provide BIM details for our extensive portfolio of aesthetic products for construction.
BIMs follow the same model used to design aircraft and ships, where all relevant information is integrated into a single tool. Building owners, government agencies, engineers, and end users can all see how the construction will look and be utilised. Design changes can be incorporated at a very early stage of the project which reduces cost and the chance of delays.
Every construction material used in the completion of the building is described in a BIM ‘object’. ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products is now developing BIM objects for every one of our steel products used in construction, making us the first steelmaker in the world to do so.
Each object typically contains:
In March 2017, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products plans to publish BIM objects for six construction products. BIM objects for other construction products will be progressively added as they are finalised. Objects will be published through Europe’s construction website Constructalia, and the ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Product’s catalogue. It is expected to take up to 18 months for all objects to be completed.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products is publishing these first BIM objects in order to gather feedback from players in the construction sector. Your feedback will help to ensure we are providing the right type of information in a format that can be easily understood and utilised.
ArcelorMittal’s BIM objects can be rendered to show different levels of detail from the entire facade (top left) to the product’s texture (bottom right). These examples show Granite® Impression Agate from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.