BORAL ROOFING PARTNERS WITH BIMSMITH TO CREATE AND DISTRIBUTE BIM CONTENT FOR ITS CLAY AND CONCRETE ROOFING PRODUCTS
Boral Roofing LLC, the largest premium provider of complete roofing solutions in the United States, has partnered with BIMsmith, a leading cloud platform for architects and designers, to produce Building Information Modelling (BIM) content for its leading roofing products.
The data-rich digital models produced by the partnership are significant for enabling architects and building professionals to now incorporate Boral Roofing’s clay and concrete tile roofing products directly into their design projects. Each product file is compatible with the industry standard in building design software, Autodesk Revit, making the integration of Boral Roofing into a building project fast and easy for building professionals. Furthermore, the product files include all the data, specifications, and cut sheets that architects and designers need in one place, saving them valuable time and effort in their day-to-day workflow.
In addition to providing standalone BIM content, Boral Roofing has also made its clay and concrete roof tile solutions available on the BIMsmith Forge application, a free cloud tool that allows building professionals to design roofing assemblies layer by layer using real, accurate product data. This integration allows users to build a roofing assembly utilizing any of Boral Roofing’s product lines and add it to their projects in just minutes.
“Boral has long sought to provide roofing solutions with superior performance, durability, energy efficiency, and curb appeal,” said Shannon Delgado, marketing manager at Boral Roofing. “We are excited that the availability of Boral Roofing BIM content through BIMsmith will further aid the architects and designers who commit themselves to these standards of excellence every day.”
“Boral Roofing offers a rare depth of solutions and customization that make them an invaluable resource to the building design process,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of BIMsmith. “We are excited to welcome their industry-leading product lines to the BIMsmith platform.”
For additional information on Boral Roofing and the company’s comprehensive clay, concrete, steel, and composite product lines, visit www.BoralRoof.com or call 800 669-TILE.
About Boral Roofing
Boral Roofing LLC is a subsidiary of Boral USA and is the country’s largest premium provider of complete roofing and re-roofing solutions for architects as well as commercial and residential builders. Boral Roofing operates manufacturing plants throughout the US.
About Boral North America
Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral North America is a leader in key construction materials and building products markets with operations across the USA, Canada, and Mexico. In 2017 Boral acquired Headwaters Incorporated, expanding Boral’s product offering and manufacturing and distribution footprint across North America. In construction materials, Boral has a national footprint and industry-leading position in the processing and distribution of fly ash – a by-product of coal combustion – as well as a Texas-based concrete block business, and Denver concrete and quarry operations.
In building products, Boral manufactures and supplies cladding, roof tiles, windows, and other light building products for residential and commercial markets nationally. Boral’s manufactured stone veneer includes leading brands Cultured Stone® by Boral®, Boral Versetta Stone®, Eldorado Stone, Dutch Quality, and StoneCraft. Boral’s light building products portfolio includes Boral TruExterior® Siding & Trim – a pioneer of the innovative poly-ash category of exterior building products – as well as shutters, gable vents, mounting blocks, and tool systems. In roofing, Boral is a leading manufacturer of clay and concrete roof tiles, and also produces composite polymer and stone-coated metal roof tiles.
Boral also has a 50% share of the Meridian Brick joint venture, a leading clay and concrete brick manufacturer which was formed with Forterra Brick in 2016.