BIM is a method of optimising the design, execution and management of building construction, and is required for use increasingly by governments around the world on public construction projects. The European Union Public Procurement Directive (EUPPD), of 15 January 2014, allowed the EU member states to make the BIM method mandatory from 1 January 2016. By using BIM, all relevant building data is digitally recorded, combined and interlinked, and the building is rendered as a three-dimensional model. This provides a base of communication for everyone concerned with the construction of the building.
“Powder coatings such as our Alesta line are specified by architects not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because of their functional properties,” says Mercè Berengueras, Architectural Prescription Leader for Axalta’s powder coatings business, in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We work closely with our customers and want to make it easier for them to access detailed performance and colour information quickly and accurately. The BIM format enables that in an intelligent, digital form.”
The Alesta AP Star, Anodic and Fine Textured Collections have been adapted to the numerical formats required for BIM - Revit, ArchiCAD, IFC - and can be viewed in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The Star Collection is made up of sophisticated bonded metallic greys and special colours with mineral and textured finishes. The Anodic Collection has targeted applications for doors, window frames, furniture and lighting that require a specific look with very low gloss. And the Fine Textured Collection offers an unbeatable range of colours that deliver premium levels of aesthetics and functional performance while hiding substrate imperfections.