Fantech customers can now access all Fantech products as 3-D Revit models, suitable for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM) packages such as Autodesk Revit MEP. Fantech Engineering Manager, Kerry Dumicich, said the Revit models included important information such as product codes, electrical data, airflow and pressure.
“The significant advantage of BIM software, at this point in time, is its ability to look at the building as a whole, using the information in the Revit model to detect any clashes of components,” he said. “Normally the variations component of a project, which covers any items that need to be changed or fixed during or after installation, could be as high as 18% of the total cost. But BIM has the potential to iron out any problems before construction commences, which could lead to substantial cost savings.
“Furthermore, the information stored in a BIM model can be accessed by all stakeholders in the project. As a result schedules can be automatically generated and the project tends to run more smoothly and efficiently.”Kerry said, in the future, information in Revit models could be used to calculate pressure drops and energy use, that could lead to greater energy efficiency.
Design Content, a division of KarelCAD, has worked with Fantech to create models of their fan range. The Revit models are available through subscription to the Design Content service which is available at