The digital and real world of fastenings become one 19 July 2022

fischer, with its Building Information Modelling (BIM) services, aims to combine the fastener industry with the continuous advances in technology. The company’s range of BIM services have been specially designed to support on-site designing.

fischer’s BIM services provide added efficiency during projects and offer advantages such as adherence to timeframes and budgets. The various support options encompass the entire planning, construction and operational phases of buildings in line with the respective requirements of the customers and projects.   

As a manufacturer of fixings, façade systems and systems for the installation of building services, the fischer Group of Companies offers multiple BIM services in order to take part in the ongoing digital transformation of the construction industry. The services are designed to optimise almost any construction and operational phase of the building.

fischer’s BIM services comprise digital twins of relevant products, system components and predefined components. The range of services includes fischer fixing and system solutions, façade substructures, installation systems and fire protection. The BIM solutions further provide engineering services and custom solutions to select, design and model fischer fixing and system solutions create project specific digital models and components optimised according to customer requirements. In doing so, information can be implemented in the building model, from the concept design to maximum detail modelling.

The digital twins of fischer’s products and systems can be downloaded free of charge in the Autodesk Revit format on fischer’s website, as well as on the bimobject and MagiCloud platforms. The objects are primarily provided as native Revit families, allowing them to be easily edited and duplicated. They provide additional functions that meet specific project and customer requirements and can also be adapted by fischer as required.

There are also comprehensive on-site support options, including BIM to Field support using digital models and the latest technology for the precise positioning of drill holes or preassembled components from the 3D model onto the building site, for example. The on-site support includes installation training, digital solutions to document work that has been carried out and other services such as Field to BIM for surveying and modelling. This includes point cloud analysis and processing, in addition to as-built documentation to create a 3D image of the existing structure.

Monitoring solutions during the construction phase complete fischer’s offer. Smart tools allow important details on correct installation to be documented. This prevents installation errors and long-term damage, while maintenance work and its associated time and cost are kept to a minimum. 

Becca England Assistant Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 615 413

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