SPRA launches generic BIM objects on the NBS National BIM Library

With the 2016 Government-imposed deadline for BIM use on publicly-funded projects approaching, awareness of BIM and adoption rates among specifiers is growing rapidly, with almost half of respondents sourcing BIM objects from a specialist BIM library according to the findings of the latest NBS National BIM Survey.

The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) is the first trade organisation to have its BIM objects included on the NBS National BIM Library. Launching seven most commonly used roof build ups – which are ideally suited for the use of single ply systems on flat, pitched or curved roofs – these BIM objects can be switched to a specific manufacturer’s product as the project progresses.

With commitment to BIM there are real opportunities to deliver improved buildings at the heart of the community (schools, hospitals, sheltered housing etc.) alongside the project supply chain benefiting from standardised information and collaboration enabling better decision-making, improved productivity, increased efficiency, competitive advantage and higher profitability.

And sourcing BIM objects from an industry-leading library means objects are always current and accurate. Quick and easy to download, specifiers have the additional reassurance that the seven roof types available on the NBS National BIM Library have been designed to SPRA standards and guidelines.

“Following our discussions with NBS last year concerning the role of industry-recognised trade bodies assisting with the development of generic BIM objects, we are delighted to be the first trade organisation to have launched our BIM programme,” commented James Talman, SPRA CEO.

To view and download the SPRA generic BIM objects, visit www.nationalbimlibrary.com/Single-Ply-Roofing-Association or to find out more about SPRA and the benefits of membership, visit www.SPRA.co.uk