Sto releases StoVentec and StoTherm Vario D+ as BIM objects

Press release   •   Jan 07, 2014 16:00 GMT

Sto releases the facade insulation systems; StoVentec and StoTherm Vario D+ as intelligent BIM objects, available at the BIMobject® Portal as of today.

StoVentec facade systems can be used successfully both in new construction and renovations. The system provides a fast and high-quality solution with a seamless surface, especially suitable for humid substrates with a high degree of roughness. Through the system’s ventilation and drainage, the underlying wall construction remains dry, protected and functional.

StoTherm Vario D+ is a two-stage drained facade system. The system is the ideal solution for those looking for a moisture-proof system, and who want to use a lightweight insulation material with good insulation value, good drainage ability and proven fire safety.

”We have invested in BIM technology to give Architects and Designers the possibility to project facade systems with our facade solutions early on in the process to get a reliable decision basis. BIM is the perfect tool for us to interact with our target groups in a clear and visual way”, says Pierre Achi, Marketing Development and Architect at Sto.

The BIM objects available for both Revit and ArchiCAD include properties such as different sub-structures, insulation thicknesses, surface finishes, standard range of colors and grain size of the plaster. A fully automated tool for placement is available. In ArchiCAD it is also possible to get a complete bill of materials. The intelligent BIM objects allow users to work on each component separately.

Follow the link below to download the BIM objects from Sto free of charge:

”We are extremely happy Sto chose us to develop their BIM objects. It is always very exciting when two cutting edge companies, with in their field, come together to collaborate. BIM users will find the BIM objects from Sto very useful in their daily work”, says Ben O’Donnell, CTO at BIMobject®.

About Sto Scandinavia AB:

Sto Scandinavia AB develops, produces and markets products and system solutions in Facade, Interior, Floor Coatings and Concrete Restoration. We are active in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, and have agents in Estonia and Iceland. 
We are 200 employees and a turnover of approximately 530 million SEK. Sto Scandinavia AB is a subsidiary of the Sto AG Group, which operates worldwide. Sto AG has 4,700 employees and a turnover of 1.1 billion Euro.

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