Archive for March, 2013

BIM Objects now part of Triton’s CPD programme

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Triton Systems, suppliers of systems for basement waterproofing, concrete waterproofing and green roof construction, have incorporated the benefits of specifying BIM objects into their five RIBA approved CPD seminars.

Three of the seminars cover new build and existing basement waterproofing and focus on the requirements of BS 8102: 2009 (the Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures), including the grades of waterproofing required, the types of waterproofing systems available and relevant standards and regulations.

A seminar on Waterproofing Concrete Structures Below Ground looks at the benefits of using concrete in basement construction as well as the available waterproofing systems as defined in BS 8102 (2009);  and a seminar on Green and Living Roofs focuses on the benefits of green roofs, design principles and the construction process.

Triton was one of the first manufacturers in the construction industry to have its products included in the NBS National BIM Library and architects can now download elements of structural waterproofing and concrete waterproofing systems, ground gas barriers and green roof water storage membranes, as BIM objects directly for insertion into a building model via Triton’s page at  www.nationalbimlibrary.com/triton

BIM (Building Information Modelling) pulls together multiple data streams to allow a building design team to generate a comprehensive virtual 3D model of a building. Its key benefits include being able to carry out greater and more accurate interrogation of all aspects of the project. The free to use National BIM Library includes objects covering all major building fabric systems. Triton is one of the very first manufacturers to make its proprietary objects available in the library and these are available for download in all the main architectural software formats as well as in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format.