Following demand in the architectural and house builder markets, leading Italian appliance
manufacturer, Smeg has introduced the use of Building information modeling (BIM) services to
communicate with this market. With the growing use of BIM files within the construction
industry, Smeg has been quick to respond to requirements. Designers, architects and furniture
makers will be able to complete their projects in the best possible way via a BIM library of
Smeg home appliances.
Building information modeling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing information on a
construction project lifecycle. BIM files can be extracted, exchanged or networked to support
decision-making regarding a building or other built asset.
The virtual building process has tremendous benefits. The data model generated in the
building planning phase can be used across all other phases in the building lifecycle. The
process also allows planners and architects the ability to test construction plans and ideas in a
virtual space to assess their practical feasibility. BIM modelling offers substantial cost and time savings; through product assessment and decision making to reducing costs from minimising errors and increasing efficiency in the actual build phase.
Designers, architects, specifiers and kitchen specialists can now complete their projects with
Smeg appliances via an archive of BIM and 3D files, which can be easily downloaded from the
Smeg website. This allows the designer, architect or kitchen specialist to guide their customers
through the choice, helping them to select the product best suited to the style of their kitchen.