MAKING a crucial difference to the built environment by meeting energy and cost-efficiency targets requires high-quality data and information. Architects, surveyors, civil engineers and project managers with responsibility for designing and specifying better solutions for building projects, need to source the best and most appropriate products and materials. Accessing this information ensures that a building is designed to maximum energy efficiency and risks are properly assessed and minimised.
That is why Hemsec, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of composite insulated panels, is partnering with NBS Enterprises Limited, a global technology platform that provides access to BIM Objects with its comprehensive online library. Interest in using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) for all types of building projects has increased substantially in recent years. However, many specifiers either misunderstand or are unaware of the benefits of using SIPs.
The information on NBS helps specifiers to understand how much more flexible SIPs are for designing creative buildings with enhanced internal space and to gain technical details of their thermal efficiency and structural strength. It helps designers to understand what SIPs may be used for, how SIPs strip out time, cost and risk, and how they meet building regulations, safety criteria and attract project investment.
The COVID-19 crisis and the need for urgent buildings and NHS projects have also brought the essential capabilities of metal-faced panels to the fore. These applications include for example health services, healthcare production manufacturing, food manufacture, storage and production and temporary accommodation.
The NBS BIM Library is a free online resource for anyone involved in the design, supply and construction of the built environment. Users can search for BIM objects and product specifications that comply with NBS standards and use 3D modelling. Furthermore, the system gives easy access and downloads to product catalogues, technical documents, images, certificates and case studies, company details can also be found in the RIBA Product Selector, the industry-leading online index of manufacturers’ product information.
Chris Griffin, Hemsec Commercial Manager, said, “With Hemsec SIPs, you can construct better quality buildings, and build them faster. They are becoming central to the development of eco-buildings and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) because they are arguably the most eco-friendly building material available anywhere on the market. Metal faced insulation panels similarly provide unbeatable strength and energy efficiency. However, we understand that we need to do more to inform the industry about these benefits. The NBS BIM library is the solution, enabling the profession to search both generic and manufacturer objects such as Hemsec timber and metal-faced panels. We are delighted to be partnering with NBS for this project.”
To find out more about Hemsec products you can visit www.ribaproductselector.com for company information, product literature, images and more. Our BIM objects are available to download at the www.nationalbimlibrary.com and technical product specifications are embedded into the NBS specification software including NBS Chorus the newly launched cloud specification platform. A number of CPD materials can be found at www.ribacpd.com. Since April 2020, NBS has created a single platform to access this product information, together with links to the legacy platforms called NBS Source.
For further details please contact: Specification@hemsec.com
Find out more about Hemsec Insulated Panels on their member profile page here