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Spaceshade Lux freestanding canopy

Spaceshade canopies are now available as Revit downloads for use on BIM projects.

Kensington are one of the first canopy manufacturers in the market to provide interactive BIM objects of their products. These are suitable for projects meeting BIM Level 2 requirements.
Six different configurations are available, including fixed, freestanding and saddle roof options. Specifiers can choose between the Lux, Max, and Lite products according to their requirements.
The objects can be downloaded directly from our website and are built by Bimstore. View them on our dedicated BIM page 
Bimstore is one of the UK’s leading producers of high-quality BIM content. Their website hosts content from a large range of well-known manufacturers, making it easy for specifiers to get everything they need in one place.

BIM is Transforming the Construction Industry

The transformational effect of Building Information Modelling continues in all areas of the construction industry. The British Standards Institute announced the launch of ISO 19650 in late 2018, placing the UK at the forefront of BIM’s international development.
The UK government’s BIM mandate for public sector projects has been in place since 2016.  The National BIM Report 2018 puts BIM adoption among architects at about 75% and rising. The evidence clearly shows that BIM is no longer ‘the future’ but the current reality of construction.
Adopting BIM requires significant resource investment and often changes in working patterns. But results seem to show it is worthwhile.
Using BIM in the design, construction and maintenance of built assets has significant benefits
It improves efficiency, collaboration, cost management and waste reduction from the time the plan for the building is first conceived through its entire lifecycle.
These benefits are reaped by architects, contractors, clients and facilities managers alike.
Once a practice adopted BIM, the NBS survey found that only 5% regretted the investment they put in. 94% said that adopting BIM had been worthwhile. (from the National BIM Report 2018)
Right now, the main drive is towards achieving BIM Level 2. While BIM Level 1 encompasses 3D CAD, 2D statutory approval documentation and the use of a Common Data Environment, BIM Level 2 is characterised by collaborative working. The next step up again is BIM Level 3, which is still being defined. The NBS website explains it here.

BIM is the Now and the Future

The danger is being left behind as the rest of the industry moves on to greater things. The NBS stresses the need for high-quality BIM objects which can be used in the design of high quality built assets, in the National BIM Report 2018.
It is impossible to build a high-quality model with poor quality objects or poor quality/incorrect product information. The Revit family of Spaceshade canopies has been created to be information-rich and as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
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