BIM Technology at Stone Panels, Inc. Offers Unparalleled Advantages

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Skilled Manufacturer Uses Building Information Modeling to Avoid Unforeseen Problems

For over a year, Stone Panels Inc. (SPI) has been one of the few companies that offer Building Information Modeling (BIM) to clients requiring stone cladding. BIM, by definition, refers to a 3D model generation of a building, or part of a building.

BIM allows SPI to digitally put all the pieces of a project together before entering the field because it’s organized as a prototype of the building. This capability helps avoid any points of conflict that SPI may encounter and eliminates the cost of redoing a structure that is built incorrectly. The goal of BIM is to promote digital visualization and simulation, which will increase quality and efficiency for all SPI projects.

SPI is currently using BIM for colleges and universities, such as Pennsylvania State University, due to the desire for innovative strategies and learning opportunities. BIM technology is often used, and sometimes required, for government buildings as well as commercial facilities.

BIM is a reliable basis for decision making for projects with complex geometry and large, obscure shapes, and it reduces the need for re-gathering or re-formatting information. BIM inspires design and construction professionals to work collaboratively throughout the project delivery process, focusing their energy on creativity and problem solving, while the computer does the counting and checking.

BIM is expected to grow and evolve as the capabilities of technology improve. The best way to approach using BIM is to work with a highly experienced company, such as Stone Panels, Inc.

For more information, please email info[at]stonepanels[dot]com or call (469) 635-5000.

StoneLite® panels were developed and patented more than 44 years ago in Ireland. Production came to the United States in 1983 and moved to their current 175,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility located in Coppell, Texas in 2002. The first notable exterior cladding project in the United States was a five-story office building in Dallas completed in 1980.

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