BIM, CAD and Shingles Roof
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. BIM or Building Information Modeling is today a hot topic in the building industry, amongst architects, engineers, contractors, project developers, manufacturers, building professionals…
Some BIM definitions speak about the digital representation of the building process, others refer to software, or to a collection of building data in a d-base.
The US National Building Information Model Standard Project Committee has the following definition: “Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.”
Some great insight in BIM can be found via the following links:
BIM and shingles roof
IKO Shingles is a leading name in Roof Shingles. To help architects, engineers, project developers, building professionals to understand the requirements for an optimum shingles roof, an architect book was created. This book is filled with drawings, cross-sections, detailing on various insulated roof details ranging from eaves, chimney, mansard roof, valley and hip to ventilation. Next to that local building regulations of course apply, however this book helps in a first general shingles roof understanding.
What is available from IKO, The Shingles Expert?
The information available on the bottom of this page is gathered per chapter and every chapter always in 4 subchapters:
- the un-insulated roof condition or cold attic situation
- the insulated roof condition with soft insulation material
- the insulated roof condition with (IKO) PIR insulation on sheathing
- the insulated roof condition with (IKO) PIR insulation above the rafters
The PDF file on the top with the name "ArchBook" is the general book with all the shingle roof information in 1 document.
This book is filled with drawings, cross-sections, detailing on various insulated roof details with the following chapters:
- Ventilation with Armourvent Multi (IKO ventilation product for the hip, ridge and eave ventilation)
- Ventilation with Armourvent Standard (IKO ventilation product for the roof surface ventilation)
- Ventilation with Armourvent Special (IKO ventilation product for the roof surface ventilation)
- Open Valley
- Shed roof
- Gable roof
- Flashing against vertical sidewall
- Mansard roof
- Connection of 2 slope inclinations