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Durapipe Reports Surge In BIM Downloads


Durapipe UK has reported a significant surge in the use of its Building Information Modelling (BIM) models this year. Having evaluated the number of BIM downloads for its Superflo ABS pipework system for chilled water, the company discovered that the downloads had increased 50% in the first six months of this year, based on the same period last year.

Durapipe HTA is a complete C-PVC pipework system for domestic hot and cold water services, providing secure, quicker and easier installations.

Durapipe HTA is a cost-effective alternative to copper and the company aims to save the customer time and money through the use of Durapipe’s simple jointing method and lightweight product. The product is limescale and corrosion resistant as well as being fully WRAS approved.

Durapipe typically installs systems in hospitals and healthcare facilities, schools, commercial buildings, hotels and residential buildings and sports stadiums.

Building services brand manager Des Dolan, commenting on the significant increase in the use of BIM models said that although many industries were reluctant to adopt BIM, there was now a steady rise in interest. Dolan said that this year downloads of the company’s BIM models had increased significantly.

The increase follows the implementation of the BIM mandate in the UK that has led to an increased number of experts and industry professionals adopting the use of the technology in day to day activities. The use of collaborative 3D BIM is now essential on all government projects and counties across the world are considering operating a similar mandate. The aim of the project is to modernise the UK’s construction and building industry.

The government’s BIM Task Group works to create awareness of the BIM programme and requirements to ensure that a vital and reliable message is communicated to the supply chain.

This year, Durapipe released HTA hot and cold water systems and Vulcathene chemical drainage systems.

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