As a pioneer in the manufacture of pressed wood panels, the Spanish company FINSA has chosen to make its products accessible in BIM format.
Specialized in wood solutions, especially in floor coverings such as parquet flooring and laminate flooring, FINSA has been a leader for over 80 years in Spain and Europe.
“FINSA has managed to evolve without losing its essence. Now we are ready to take on new challenges” – FINSA has indeed applied this motto as it was most definitely the manufacturer who made the choice to move to BIM. The thirst for innovation and the views of its customers have convinced the Spanish company to take the plunge: “We are aware of the difficulties encountered by the various experts during each phase of a construction project. We quickly realized that BIM was a methodology that, thanks to the information available in the digital model, facilitated collaborative management of architectural projects.” explains Emma Romero Brey, Prescription Manager at FINSA.
In order to ensure the relevance of the objects created, BIM&CO offers manufacturers a private space in which a first prototype object is subjected to analysis by business experts. This space has a discussion area allowing everyone to provide their point of view on the accuracy, usefulness and quality of the object. During the FINSA modeling project, the Luis Vidal + Architects agency, the Implanta architecture agency and the Apogea design department contributed to the development of the first object. Once everyone agreed, additional items were created. “This progressive approach has enabled us to both discern the relevant information and data to be integrated into BIM objects, correlated with the needs of professionals involved in each phase of the project, and to interact directly with users of our future objects. A method that we thought was essential and perfectly adapted to our digital transformation,” comments Emma Romero Brey.
BIM&CO’s strategy is to accompany the manufacturer in their transition to BIM, giving them the keys to their own autonomy. Through tools to structure, manage and share their data, manufacturers can publish BIM Ready objects, adapted to all stages of the BIM process, from design to construction, operation and maintenance. By publishing its products according to the Spanish local classification GuBIMClass, but also to international classifications such as Masterformat, Uniformat or Omniclass – thanks to the interoperability system developed by BIM&CO – FINSA guarantees the visibility and use of its objects.
“BIM&CO’s unique feature is to offer greater flexibility in the management and publication of its BIM objects, while allowing the manufacturer to easily reach its target clientele by providing them with a real value-added service. With BIM&CO, the manufacturer also has the opportunity to develop their BIM skills by progressively transferring skills in-house: this is what convinced FINSA to work with our teams,” explains Muriel Bourgeay, Country Manager Spain at BIM&CO.
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FINSA intends to manage and publish more BIM objects on bimandco.com in the future and independently.
The BIM objects of the Finsa brand are available using this link.