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on May 29, 2014 8:02 pm EDT
BIM Rack Enclosure Offerings By VMP
VMP and Autodesk collaboration creates BIM platform to include the new EREN freestanding and ERWEN wall-mounted rack enclosure series.
Left: EREN-18, Right: ERWEN-12E Equipment Racks
"[VMP's BIM models result] in more efficient and cost-effective planning and preemptive problem solving in real-time '5D.'"
—Keith Fulmer President, Video Mount Products
Video Mount Products, a provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, residential, security, and pro audio/video markets, announces that it has expanded its Building Information Modeling (BIM) content to now include the new EREN freestanding and ERWEN wall-mounted rack enclosure series. VMP has teamed with Autodesk for the past 18 months to provide BIM content for many of its most popular products on the AutoDesk Seek repository. VMP’s content is also available for download through InfoComm iQ as well as from the videomount.com website.
“The demand for rack-mounted solutions in commercial, residential, pro A/V, and security applications continues to expand, even surge in some instances,” reports Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The growing acceptance of Building Information Modeling in the industry coupled with our desire to help our customers and the success of our new rack enclosure solutions made it a no-brainer to incorporate the EREN and ERWEN categories into our BIM platform. If we can help save integrators time and effort per project, we will do so because it means more available time for more projects, thus contributing to a healthier bottom line for their businesses. That’s what it’s all about.”
BIM allows all the necessary elements to be integrated into a project during its initial planning stages and flow through to proposed future development, before a hammer or nail are ever used. Traditionally, building design has been largely reliant upon 2D drawings (i.e. plans, elevations, etc.) whereas Building Information Modeling extends this beyond 3D to a virtual “5D” platform by enhancing the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height, and depth) with time as the fourth dimension and cost as the fifth, making the use of BIM a crucial factor for design, implementation, and sustainability with equal importance placed upon manpower and profitability.
“By utilizing VMP’s BIM models, all the knowledge necessary to make for a successful end-result via the sharing of electronic data between all parties is at the users’ fingertips,” adds Fulmer. “This results in more efficient and cost-effective planning and preemptive problem solving in real-time ‘5D.'”
Now, more than 30 BIM models are currently available for VMP products, including models for flat panel mounts, equipment racks, projector mounts, and non-penetrating roof mounts.