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June 30th, 2009 – BIM objects for SAF Series 1000 and 2000 Column Covers now available

Atlanta, Ga. – 30 June 2009 – SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) has developed and posted data rich AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for SAF Column Covers. SAF Building Information Modeling (BIM) files are available at no charge from www.SAF.com.

In addition to creating accurate graphics, objects contain product data, saving architects and engineers significant data entry and product research time. All of the objects, graphics and content, are uniform, modifiable for ease of use, and developed on the Revit 9.1 platform.  There are also embedded links in the BIM files to SAF Metal Fabrication CSI 3-Part specs.

Unlike 3D images of a project created with conceptualization software, a fully functional BIM model draws on information contained within the model. With the proper information, the model can accurately make logical calculations based on performance data, determine unit quantities, enable facilities managers to forecast building maintenance and repair, and functionally act as a “Digital Owners’ Manual”.

While the BIM design method is new, it has the potential to dramatically reduce lead times and errors. BIM can be used to find conflicts between panels, column covers and other components much earlier in the CAD process. Bottom line for customers: SAF expects BIM to lower costs with throughput and quality improvements; clearly establish expectations; and reduced need to redraw items between versions.

Download BIM editorial graphic image from http://www.saf.com/downloads/xp2000Type2.png

SAF will be exhibiting at GlassBuild America, booth 2705, Sept 30 – 2 Oct, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.

In addition to providing information about SAF BIM objects for architects and designers at this year’s show, SAF will be highlighting:

  • A new acid etch process that meets or exceeds all AAMA 611 specifications while yielding better color consistency than traditional caustic soda etch.
  • Customer benefits of SAF’s recent enrollment in the PPG Duranar Certified Applicator Program (CAP) and certification to apply high-performance Duranar powder coatings for commercial construction.

Background:
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) is a nation-wide aluminum distributor, aluminum fabricator, and aluminum finisher specializing in Kynar painting and architectural anodizing. SAF distributes, fabricates, anodizes and paints aluminum sheet, extrusion, column covers, architectural panels, and commercial roofing trim. SAF offers products and services to architectural specifiers, glazing contractors, and other industries.  Services include aluminum batch anodizing, painting, coil anodizing, powder coating and architectural fabrication.

For more information on SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc. products and services, contact:

Penn McClatchey, VP Marketing
SAF Metal Fabrication
14100 Veterans Memorial Highway • Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA
Email: pmm@saf.com
Website: www.saf.com
Phone: 770-942-1207×801