BIM-ready sealing

ISO-Chemie can now provide architects and specialist planners with BIM-ready product data for its sealing and in-front-of-wall installations.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is playing an increasingly significant role in the implementation of large and complex planning tasks, the company said. The first step was to create a range of BIM data from the ‘joint sealing tapes’, ‘multifunctional joint sealing tapes’, and ‘in-front-of-wall installation systems’ product families; these are available for downloading as BIM-ready objects. More products are at the planning stage.

The BIM data can be used free of charge, either via the in-house ISO-Portal at or using an external BIM database. It can also be used in CAD software such as Autodesk Revit. An electronic CAD product catalogue will be available as a supplement to this.

The BIM model-based planning method is intended to facilitate planning, execution and management of buildings across all the trades involved using a common data model for all participants. The important factor is that all the relevant building data is digitally recorded, combined and interlinked in a model.

Andy Swift, ISO Chemie’s sales and operations manager, said: “Systematically maintained building data helps the operator throughout the structure’s life cycle with the knowledge of what has been installed and where. If a window has to be replaced in 30 years’ time, it will be clearly identifiable which products were used and which component connections are affected. So, renovations can be planned efficiently and carried out under controlled conditions.”