BIM provides a high level of data, not just on products, and allows for consideration of

operational aspects of the build process including water use, materials use, and operational energy

universal, with 73 per cent using BIM. The BIM standards are becoming embedded, and fewer people see BIM as simply ‘3D modelling’. BIM is used across all sectors including commercial and residential. Though initial adoption resulted from public sector projects and the need for BIM Level 2 in 2016, the wide use and benefits are applicable to any project. Specifiers are using BIM to meet numerous industry standards, and many are familiar with, and using standard documents such as BS EN ISO 19650 and tasks outlined within those standards. New standards such as ISO 23386 and 23387 focus on delivery of product data in a machine readable (digital) format. NBS Source provides a uniform solution for all manufacturers to do this. With the forthcoming Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) from the Construction Products Association, more and more focus on how data can be accessed digitally will become increasingly important. In a broader context, BIM offers a simple solution for specifiers to adhere to best practices and to meet industry standards, and most importantly to understand and improve sustainability in construction.

Bathroom and tiles books get an update for 2021

With new product launches coming on board in 2021, RAK Ceramics is publishing new editions of its Bathroom and Tiles Books, providing retailers with up-to-date marketing material at what is a busy and exciting time for the bathroom brand. A much-used sales and reference tool for RAK Ceramics’ customers that they can pass on for free to their clients, the new brochures feature the latest ranges of sanitaryware, brassware, furniture and mirrors, including the design-led RAK-Petit range launched with compact bathrooms in mind. The Tile Book for 2021 features stunning new large format slabs and ceramic wall tiles, among the latest additions to the range. A4 and full colour in format, both brochures feature inspiring room set photography to help bring the products to life, as well as full specification details to help make ordering simple. Available to download in PDF versions from the RAK Ceramics website, printed copies of both brochures are available from regional sales teams.

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Regular handwashing with soap and water remains the most effective means to reduce transmission of Sars-Cov-2 and many other pathogens that pose a risk to human health. As social-distancing measures are eased, hand decontamination should continue to play a crucial role in reducing the spread of infections. Optimising the handwash process,

Horne Engineering Ltd’s award-winning Optitherm thermostatic clinical tap delivers safe, comfortable and accurate temperature controlled warm water with minimal splashing. Superior ergonomic lever-actuation ensures reliable and clean, hands-free operation.

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Viega has expanded its Advantix Cleviva range of shower channels with four new on trend colours. The award-winning shower channels for floor level installations are now available in anthracite, gold, copper-gold and champagne alongside the classic stainless steel finish. The

colours provide bold new design options, from high contrast effects to introducing warm, luxury tones into any bathroom. The innovative Advantix Cleviva offers true design freedom and excellent drainage performance. It is available in four sleek versions: with single or double slot inlets and the choice of rectangular or rounded openings.

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BIM provides a high level of data, not just on products, and allows for consideration of operational aspects of the build process including water use, materials use, and operational energy, which all go towards whole life carbon calculations. Water usage is a less publicised sustainable factor than carbon but is a fundamentally important sustainability issue.

Statistically the specification of bathrooms (sanitaryware), doors, windows, and furniture products are ahead of the curve in BIM usage. Data on flow rates, materials, recycled content, usage and duration (embodied carbon), is available for bathroom products in BIM and is proving to support the drive to improve sustainability in construction.

Other reasons for increased use of BIM for the specification of bathrooms are due to increased complexity in modelling bathrooms products, and because of the benefits of being able to create visualisations of areas of aesthetic importance. BIM brings visualisation and planning benefits as well as data.

Tom Farrant is business development director at Lecico Bathrooms


ADF MAY 2021

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