Metsä Wood gets in on BIM

9 May 2013

Timber and engineered wood product (EWP) supplier Metsä Wood has launched its BIM components in a “BIM family” format in Revit.

Working with Bimstore portal, the company’s key EWP systems and solutions for construction and architecture are all represented in the software system.

These include its Finnjoist and Finnframe floor systems, its Kerto and Leno-CLT brands, its LowE commercial wall system, and it FinnSOR roof system.

Metsä Wood’s vice president for the construction industry Kevin Riley said: “Many timber companies are talking about launching BIM families, but so far none have actually done so. We want to demonstrate our understanding of how BIM will become an integral part of the construction process from design through to delivery. By making systems, such as Kerto-Q for roof coverings and Low Energy wall panels available as BIM components, we will further help introduce architects to the enormous flexibility and versatility our timber portfolio offers.”