What is BIM?

BIM: Building Information Modeling

This is a working method for creating and managing a construction project.

Its purpose is to centralise all the information on the project in a digital information model created by all the agents participating in the construction process (promoters, architects, quantity surveyors, constructors, manufacturers and bodies and quality control laboratories).

It consists of making a virtual construction before the real construction and for this, virtual materials are necessary.

Why BIM?

As agents participating in the construction process, our obligation as manufacturers is to supply designers with the tools necessary for preparing projects according to the BIM method.

In La Paloma Cerámicas we offer designers the possibility of having its products and systems in BIM format for downloading and incorporation into the project. Thus the technician will have access to the product information immediately at any time and in any place.

This will be possible through the platform for downloading BIM Object products families in which La Paloma Cerámicas has its catalogue of BIM products.

The parametric model

Each project will have elements (walls, weights, façades, partitions, etc) which will have associated parameters (dimensions, weights, properties, etc). Thus a database of information in a project is constructed thanks to the properties of the virtual model itself.

All parameters inserted in the BIM project must contain information that contributes to generating value in the project. For example, once a wall type component is inserted, it is interesting to know who supplies it, its weight, its properties and, definitively, all the technical properties that affect the correct behaviour of this constructional element.

In the BIM Object platform, the designer will have the opportunity to download any product with its associated parameters – weights, dimensions, available formats, properties, etc.

Advantages
  • Working in BIM encourages the fluidity of information between architects, engineers, promoters and constructors. Thus, if the designer specifies a La Paloma brick and the calculations office, if it is different, needs to know the brick’s properties such as, for example, its weight, for its calculations, it will not be necessary to request the technical file from the designer who in turn requests it from the manufacturer, thus reducing necessary procedures.
  • The designing architect can obtain all types of measurements with a single click – measurements of constructional elements such as façade m2, and count the structural elements such as the number of “type I façade panels” and thus the number of units of brick in each “type I façade panel,” weight, etc.
  • The designing architect will have BIM objects with the maximum detail of information, both technical and graphical, and can generate renderings with the real image of the specified material itself.
  • Any element in the project is created in real time in the active view and in the rest of the views in the project, that is, it works in 2-D and 3-D at the same time.
La Paloma BIM products

Gres/Clínker

Pirineo

Gres/Clínker

Ártico

Gres/Clínker

Navarra

Gres/Clínker

Pirineo Brillo

Gres/Clínker

Alicante

Gres/Clínker

Otero

Gres/Clínker

Escorial

Gres/Clínker

Lanzarote

Gres/Clínker

Orotava

Gres/Clínker

Timanfaya Blue

Gres/Clínker

Castilla

Gres/Clínker

Aragón

Gres/Clínker

Guadarrama

Gres/Clínker

Levante

Gres/Clínker

Oporto

Gres/Clínker

Galicia

Gres/Clínker

Laredo

Gres/Clínker

Asturias

Gres/Clínker

Mieres

Gres/Clínker

Bilbao

Gres/Clínker

Inglés

Gres/Clínker

Granada

Glazed

Gris Brillo

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Ártico

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Navarra

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Otero

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Escorial

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Lanzarote

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Orotava

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Levante

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Oporto

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Asturias

Frontiss brick ventilated façade

Bilbao

Brick Slips

Ártico

Brick Slips

Otero

Brick Slips

Guadarrama

Brick Slips

Bilbao

Termoklinker

Ártico

Termoklinker

Gris

Termoklinker

Guadarrama

Termoklinker

Bilbao

Jerusalem

Ártico

Jerusalem

Escorial

Jerusalem

Lanzarote