Ruskin ready for BIM.

Ruskin is ready for Building Information Modelling (BIM); offering a wide selection of BIM objects that are free to download and use from our websites.

As UK market leaders in Air Distribution, Fire and Smoke Control and Natural Ventilation we understand the importance of keeping up with advancements in the industry, particularly where collaboration and partnership are concerned.

What is BIM?

BIM is the preferred method for managing information in a common format, from the earliest feasibility stage through design, construction, operation and final demolition. As a result, everyone involved in a building project from initial designers to facilities managers and end clients can use the data contained in BIM models to extract the best possible performance from the building as a whole and its component elements.

BIM is now a mandatory part of the design process on every centrally procured public sector project in the UK as part of the government’s strategy for improving the quality of buildings and encouraging better collaboration across construction supply chains. It is also being widely adopted by private sector clients looking to improve building performance; cut costs and speed up project delivery.

Why BIM?

The use of BIM will allow for better internal management of technical data, integration of multiple data sources into one place.

Allowing for virtual designs to be created in three dimensions before work proceeds on site. All building elements can be found in a model and any ”‘spatial” clashes can be identified and resolved in the model instead of on site.

Ruskin’s BIM objects.

Our 3D product models each contain key product data defining the products physical characteristics, materials and properties. Each model includes data which gives the object a recognisable appearance and behavioural data which enables the object to be positioned or behave exactly as the product itself would in reality.

The library will continue to be regularly updated with new product information, but already holds a huge amount of free to download data on fire and smoke control dampers that engineers can directly incorporate into their BIM models.


Trained Architectural Technician, encouraging collaboration between architects and engineers.

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