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Cemex launches ‘industry-first’ BIM plug-in for architects and engineers

by Liam Turner
An architect working on a digital building

Global materials company Cemex has launched a dedicated plug-in for the building information modelling (BIM) REVIT software used for designing and managing construction projects.

Cemex says the tool will enable architects and engineers working on the development of residential, commercial, industrial, or infrastructure projects to identify the best products and solutions for their work, highlighting those that are particularly innovative and more sustainable.

It allows users to search concrete by properties, compare concrete products by essential characteristics, and target an embodied carbon value.

Users can also view detailed information on materials such as physical and mechanical performance with relevant data, among other technical characteristics.

This software is the first of its kind in the UK construction industry, Cemex says.

The tool is set to launch into other Cemex businesses across the globe over the coming months.

Feedback ‘very positive’

Mike Higgins, National Technical manager, said: “We know how valuable BIM tools are to those designing construction projects, as they save time and money by providing immediate access to information and recommendations on the best suited products while encouraging a collaborative process.

“We are therefore very proud to launch our free BIM plug-in, which can be downloaded into the REVIT software and facilitates the evaluation of products and solutions, as well as the planning and visualisation processes of a construction project.

“Initial feedback from users of the tool has been very positive, and so to help facilitate the tool’s use, we have coordinated a specialist BIM team in the UK who are equipped to answer any questions and can support specifiers with enquiries.”

CEMEX R&D, innovation, and business development projects are part of the global R&D collaboration network, headed by CEMEX Research Centers, based in Switzerland.

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