Oldcastle APG Partners with BIMsmith to Offer BIM Design Tools for Three Popular Belgard Hardscapes Product Lines

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Oldcastle APG has expanded its BIM Design Tool Library with BIMsmith, a cloud platform for architects and building design professionals, to include three of Belgard Hardscapes most popular paver products. See live demos at the 2019 AIA Conference, June 6 – 8, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Visualization of a Belgard Aqualine Permeable Paver system within the BIMsmith Forge Revit configurator.

Oldcastle APG’s investment in BIM is a conscious move to provide commercial architects and designers with a comprehensive resource for pavers and masonry when it comes to BIM content.-- Alex Diaz, Brand Manager for Belgard’s commercial business.

Oldcastle APG has expanded its BIM Design Tool Library with BIMsmith, a cloud platform for architects and building design professionals, to include three of Belgard Hardscapes most popular products lines: Moduline and Aqualine pavers and Diamond Pro Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs); as well as several Westile rooftop pavers.

The BIM tools will be demonstrated at the AIA Conference in Las Vegas, June 6 – 8, 2019, at Belgard’s Booth #6507. APG already features BIMsmith’s cloud platform for all Echelon masonry product lines. With Belgard’s new BIM offering, APG now has the largest BIM library of masonry and pavers in the industry.

“Belgard provides commercial building design professionals with a one-stop shop for their trusted hardscape products,” said Alex Diaz, Brand Manager for Belgard’s commercial business. “Oldcastle APG’s investment in BIM is a conscious move to provide commercial architects and designers with a comprehensive resource for pavers and masonry when it comes to BIM content as well.”

Like Echelon Masonry, Belgard Hardscapes will offer BIMsmith’s suite of commercial Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools that make it easy to design in just a few simple clicks.

The availability of accurate and intelligent BIM objects from Belgard provides designers with a wealth of essential product data and saves them significant time during the design process. Each 3D model is compatible with the leading architectural design software, Autodesk Revit, and includes access to specifications, cut sheets, and other valuable product data.

The partnership with BIMsmith also integrates Belgard products with BIMsmith’s free cloud tools for commercial building design professionals. Now, architects and designers worldwide can find and download Belgard products from BIMsmith Market, BIMsmith’s free platform for building product research and discovery, and from BIMsmith Forge, an innovative tool that allows users to configure entire multi-layer assemblies in the cloud and export them as complete systems.

To view or download Belgard Hardscapes’ BIM content, visit https://www.belgardcommercial.com/resources/bim-library or http://www.bimsmith.com/belgard. For a live demo, visit the Echelon/Belgard Booth 6507 at the AIA Show.

About BIMsmith
BIMsmith®, the leading cloud-based building product discovery and selection platform, cultivates global business-to-business relationships between building industry professionals and building product manufacturers. Through direct integration of real product data into the BIM workflow, BIMsmith continues to shape the future of building science technology, placing its clients at the forefront of BIM innovation while addressing the true needs of industry professionals. Learn more about BIMsmith at http://www.bimsmith.com.

About Belgard®
Belgard, part of Oldcastle APG, offers a complete collection of paver and wall products for outdoor living spaces, walkways, driveways, parking areas and retaining walls. Available in a range of styles, premium Belgard products have been found in America’s finest homes and award-winning commercial and retail properties since 1995. For more information, visit Belgard.com or call 1-877-Belgard (235-4273).

Oldcastle APG is part of CRH’s Building Products division.

CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures.

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