Kingspan Insulation is helping to streamline the specification process with the release of over 500 new flat roof BIM objects. The objects, available on Kingspan’s popular U-value Calculator app and website (www.uvalue-calculator.co.uk), cover a wide range of green and warm roof constructions, all featuring high performance Kingspan Therma range products.
From the intuitive U-value Calculator menu, users can specify their desired U-value and adjust virtually any element within the construction. By ticking a request box at the end of the calculation process, users can now have the BIM object for their Therma range flat roof construction sent to them via email along with their U-value calculation. The objects are attached as a ZIP file in both IFC and Revit formats.
Kingspan Insulation’s U-value Calculator is available as a free app for Apple, Android and Windows devices. It includes over 8000 calculations for floor, wall and roofs, all pre-calculated by a member of Kingspan Insulation’s Technical Services Department who is approved under the ‘BBA/TIMSA Scheme for Calculation Competency Part 1 – U-value and condensation risk’. Where appropriate, these calculations also take into account fixings and bridging factors.
In addition to the new flat roof objects, a wide range of Kingspan Insulation BIM product objects are also available for free download from the NBS National BIM Library.