JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announced it has launched a BIM library on its website.
BIM (building information modelling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.
“BIM is transforming the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines to work and communicate together more efficiently with integrated workflows”, comments Jonathan Dawson, Senior Director Sales EMEA. He continues; “BIM helps improve collaboration among teams and gives greater design insight through the entire building lifecycle from concept to demolition or renovation. JLG is making all of its models available in a data rich format, for free. Everyone in the construction value chain can now have access to this database of the highest quality, most reliable lift and access equipment directly from the largest manufacturer in the world.”
The major benefit of JLG BIM models is that it lets architects anticipate challenges, manage risk and eliminate guesswork in the build environment. Relevant machine data can be accessed easily to make informed decisions. And there is insurance that all equipment meets the highest standards of safety and performance. Efficiency across teams is increased with streamlined communication.
“JLG is at the forefront of innovation,” says Neil Doherty, Lead Engineer for JLG. He continues; “In the very near future we will have all actual models of all products available, including regional standards (ANSI, CE). This means that all product characteristics – both physical and logical – of its real counterpart are available. We have two types of ISO compliant 3D BIM files available meeting the requirement of the BIM artist, to support the further advancement of project outcomes in a realworld context.”
For rental companies, a major advantage of BIM is that at a very early stage equipment required at job sites can be planned. Also, the best machine for the job is identified. Only the right product with the right specification at the right time is delivered to a site.