Atlanta – June 17, 2008 – Reed Construction Data (www.reedconstructiondata.com), a leading provider of construction information, today announced the SmartBIM Partnership Program, giving building product manufacturers the opportunity to have high-quality and brand-specific BIM objects modeled exclusively after their products, through SmartBIM Object Creation Services.
SmartBIM Objects are designed to simulate actual products and contain crucial product data and specifications that can be used within an Autodesk™ Revit™ model. In addition to creating objects, Reed Construction Data will provide its BIM content in a searchable environment on the web, as well as within the SmartBIM Library.
"Our inaugural SmartBIM partners recognize the opportunity to be leaders in the evolving BIM design environment," said Richard Remington, vice president, product development, Reed Construction Data. "Through the SmartBIM Partnership Program, building product manufacturers have the opportunity to showcase their products within a building during the design phase. The SmartBIM object-creation program provides BPMs with highly parametric BIM objects that accurately represent the real world characteristics and specifications of their product lines."
The Inaugural SmartBIM Partners include five leading manufacturers: Kolbe windows and doors, energy efficient windows and doors for green building, impact resistance, accessible design and/or historic renovation; Karona, Inc., a custom architectural wood door manufacturer; Da-Lite, the most comprehensive line of projection screens in the world; Hager, a leading manufacturer of commercial hardware products; and Draper, a leading manufacturer of window shades, projection screens, video projector lifts, and gymnasium equipment.
"Kolbe windows and doors is pleased to partner with BIM solutions provider, Reed Construction Data," said Cindy Bremer, director of marketing, Kolbe windows and doors. "Through the use of high-quality, custom BIM objects, we'll be able to clearly illustrate the advantages that our products have to offer as early as the design phase."
For more information on Reed Construction Data's SmartBIM solutions, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/bim or call 877-REED411.