Acheson & Glover achieves 3,000 downloads of its world-class BIM objects

Press release   •   Jun 09, 2014 15:21 BST

Just six months after becoming the first hard landscaping concrete manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to go ‘live’ on the National BIM (Building Information Modelling) Library, A&G (Acheson & Glover) has received a significantly high proportion of downloads of its BIM objects.

A&G scored an industry first when its world-class concrete products were showcased on the National BIM Library - a free online resource for construction professionals - in November 2013.

Since being listed in the award-winning BIM Library, which is managed by NBS, A&G has achieved more than 3,000 downloads to date.

“A&G is leading the way in offering specifiers concrete products in various formats,” said Hayley Charlton, Product Manager, RIBA Enterprises.

“In recent months there has been a surge in demand for construction products to be available in a BIM format. A&G has taken advantage of this demand and offers its products in the exact formats specifiers want at the very time they need them; when producing building project specifications,” she added.

Commenting on the BIM Library success, Brian McConnell, Marketing Manager, A&G said: “We were aware for some time that BIM was going to dramatically alter the way professional designers and specifiers created their projects. Being the first hard landscaping concrete manufacturer to go live on BIM has put us at the forefront of dynamic building modelling software.

“Building on this success, we are currently in the process of creating more BIM models which will be uploaded to the NBS National BIM Library to provide specifiers with even more world-class BIM objects.”

You can view A&G’s BIM objects at: www.nationalbimlibrary.com/acheson-and-glover

Acheson & Glover is one of the largest independent concrete producers in the UK. For more than 50 years it has designed and manufactured a wide range of products and solutions in concrete for both residential and commercial sectors. Its core sales to merchants are hard landscaping products and civils such as manholes and covers. It is also a leader in structural precast products, having supplied hollowcore flooring to more than 100 schools in the Building Schools for the Future programme among other prestige projects.

The National BIM (Building Information Modelling) Library, developed and managed by NBS for the UK construction industry, is a free of charge online resource enabling construction professionals to locate and download generic and proprietary BIM objects. This service aims to host a comprehensive range of systems and products and to become the primary source of standard and proprietary BIM objects.