Cool-phase, the award winning natural cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system from Monodraught is now available to architects, consultants, specifiers and building contractors through BIMobject.com, a major worldwide source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content.
The Cool-phase BIM objects are data rich and are able to integrate with leading BIM software. The 3D digital representations have been built with the full product data and technical properties. This enables designers of buildings to create a fresh and healthy indoor environment for their concepts without using compressors or hazardous coolants. At the same time Cool-phase offers a significant reduction in the running costs of the future building and assists with life cycle analysis.
Architects and consultants wanting to reduce the communication time on construction projects between customers and suppliers are now able to download full technical data on the Cool-phase systems directly from the cloud. The BIM objects integrate automatically with their 3D models, allowing Cool-phase systems to be dragged and dropped into their own projects, improving visualisation and highlight items such as fixing points and duct positions.
The key benefit of BIM is to increase productivity within construction. BIM allows centralised storage of data, linking important information between all teams involved in the process. Dimensional details direct from the manufacturer allow a greater degree of accuracy ensuring close coordination on site and reducing complications. This can result in reduced lead times and lower overall construction costs.
Monodraught’s Technical Director, Nick Hopper says the launch of the Cool-phase BIM Objects continues Monodraught’s long history of integrating products within Building Simulation and CAD software.