AGC Glass Europe launches the AGC BIM Glass Selector and a wide range of products on BIMobject.com
As Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the use of digital technology play an increasing role in the strategy for the design and operation of building projects, AGC Glass Europe is pleased to present a wide range of its architectural and decorative glass products in the BIMobject® Cloud. AGC has also designed a BIM Glass Selector available directly on www.agc-yourglass.com or as a plug-in for Revit and Archicad software.
Architects, designers and project teams can now access a comprehensive selection of AGC glazing products including solar control glass, high performance low-e coated glass, laminated safety and security glass (bullet and explosion resistant) and decorative painted glass.
Efficient planning and building management
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
AGC’s BIM objects are designed to ensure an optimal usage within the BIM environment. They include information such as geometric and performance data and the manufacturer’s details. Since product information is embedded in the BIM object, the architect has a prepared specification as soon as a product is selected. In addition to that, BIM accepts design changes, which means that a glazed area can be adapted as BIM takes the design change into account and automatically adjusts the other parameters.
All AGC BIM objects are available in Revit and Archicad format, two leading systems for running BIM software.
Choose the right glazing with AGC’s BIM Glass Selector
Furthermore, AGC has developed a ‘BIM Selector by AGC’ Plug-In to help professional users to make the right glazing choice depending on the intended application.
With the help of this add-on, project teams can find the ideal AGC glazing for their project by inputting the required glazing performance specifications such as light transmission, solar factor. The special plug-in can be easily downloaded from AGC’s product website www.agc-yourglass.com and integrated into existing Revit and Archicad software. A web version of the Glass Selector is also available directly on this website.
AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass
Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and other industrial sectors (transport, solar power and high-tech). It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 15,500 employees.
More information on www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.agc-yourglass.com (glass for the construction industry) and www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry).