Polantis announces the uploading of the BIM European Copper Institute (Copper Alliance) catalog
The European Copper Institute is part of the worldwide network Copper Alliance that federates the global copper industry. Its mission is to develop and defend the copper markets and to contribute in a positive manner to the sustainable development goals of our society.
Olivier Tissot, France Director of the European Copper Institute answered an interview with Polantis upon the realization of the first step of the Institute’s digitalization process. The interview is to discover below.
What were your motivations? Why having started a BIM approach?
The digital model happens to be a more and more indispensable tool for the building designers and copper components that must logically be part of this process. Whether for architectural applications (roof, facade) or pipe networks in copper tubes, the availability of digital data is a lever for prescription and growth.
Why having started this approach with Polantis?
As a European professional organization and in order to maximize the approval and availability of data, it seemed advisable for the European Copper Institute to turn towards Polantis which has both expertise in the creation of objects for BIM and a multilingual database. The access of the digital information for the digital model and the follow-up of the consultations of these data are also major points of interest for which Polantis has offers.
Why have you modelized those products or this product range?
The first step of our digitalization initiative is copper tubes for the construction of networks for the transport of fluids inside buildings. In the competitive plumbing pipework market, the availability of the copper tubes’ characteristics presented as BIM data is an essential step for the good knowledge of the material by the users, the prescribers, the design offices.
What are the particularities of the products that are online?
The copper tubes have the right to use the NF mark, which guarantees, among other things, compliance with the European standard EN 1057: “round seamless copper tubes for water and gas, in sanitary and heating.” In this context, they are subject to a third-party certification that covers their characteristics such as chemical composition, the mechanical properties, the internal purity of the tubes, the dimensions (diameter, thickness).
What kind of message are you willing to convey to the users of the platform who download your products?
This first step into digitalization of copper products for the building makes it possible to obtain the information relating to the characteristics and dimensions of the copper tubes defines by the norm in force. The currently online product range extends from the outer diameter of 10mm to 54mm in different thicknesses. An extension is already planned for the largest diameters as for the family of the sheathed tubes. Architectural products for roofing and facades will also be digitalized soon.
Find the BIM objects of the European Copper Institute on Polantis.com by clicking over here.
Click here to access to the website of the European Copper Institute.
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