Meiko’s clients now have access to more than 200 BIM models which have been created with both designers and end users in mind. The models contain all of the technical information necessary at design stage and end users will benefit from key documentation such as O&M manuals and spare parts lists.
“BIM is an investment but definitely the way forward,” says Meiko UK CAD Manager Anita Veerd. “During our initial research there were mixed views on the need to implement BIM. However, as the industry has evolved it has proven to be a topic not to be ignored, especially as the UK is leading the way.
“We have worked closely with Schematic to ensure all of the necessary parameters and attributes are built into our models, which are now accessible on the CESABIM database and designers can access them by signing up to AutoScheme.”
CESABIM — ACCESS FOR ALL
From 2016, it will be an essential requirement that all centrally procured public sector projects achieve Level 2 BIM capability. CESABIM has been developed by CESA to meet these standards.
CESABIM is a non-commercial library of BIM models and data for the catering equipment industry. The models are prepared in IFC (industry foundation class) format, which is compatible across all BIM software packages. This will make the specification and design of kitchens easier by using BIM models prepared to a standardised format structure and level of detail.