JLG launches BIM compatible product library

For rental companies a major advantage of BIM is that equipment required at jobsites can be transported and planned at a very early stage

Building information modelling, Jlg, Architects, Aerial work platforms

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JLG Industries has launched a building information modelling (BIM) library on its website to enable architects anticipate challenges, manage risk and eliminate guesswork in the build environment. Relevant machine data can be accessed easily to make informed decisions.

For rental companies a major advantage of BIM is that equipment required at jobsites can be transported and planned at a very early stage. The best machine for the job can be identified, and only the right product with the right specification at the right time is delivered to a site.

Jonathan Dawson, senior director sales, EMEA, said: “BIM is transforming the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines to work and communicate together more efficiently with integrated workflows. BIM helps improve collaboration among teams and gives greater design insight through the entire building lifecycle from concept to demolition or renovation. JLG is making all of its models available in a data rich format, for free. Everyone in the construction value chain can now have access to this database of the highest quality, most reliable lift and access equipment directly from the largest manufacturer in the world.”

Neil Doherty, lead engineer, JLG, said: “In the very near future, we will have all actual models of all products available, including regional standards (ANSI, CE). This means that all product characteristics, both physical and logical, of its real counterpart are available. We have two types of ISO compliant 3D BIM files available meeting the requirement of the BIM artist, to support the further advancement of project outcomes in a real-world context.”

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