The Benefits of BIM Drawings for Architectural Screens

It is with tremendous excitement that PalmSHIELD announces the latest resource available to customers seeking architectural and mechanical equipment screens. Our Resources page is loaded with specifications, CAD drawings, instructions, and technical data sheets. All to give customers a detailed picture of what they’ll get from hiring us to manufacture products for them. And now we’ve taken things a step further with our Building Information Modeling (or BIM, for short) drawings. BIM drawings have become an industry standard for good reason. They are highly favored by architects, engineers, and construction professionals because they offer a thorough, three-dimensional overview of items they wish to add to their building projects. So, how do BIM drawings for PalmSHIELD products benefit you, specifically?

  • Superior Product Visualization. Photographs, illustrations, and CAD drawings are excellent visual aids in determining which architectural screen is right for you. But there’s no proper substitute for a full-fledged, three-dimensional overview. This is the dominant benefit in referencing Building Information Modeling images. As demonstrated in this example of a PalmSHIELD product BIM drawing, with these images you’re not locked into a single, static perspective. No longer do you have to settle for judging what the item looks like from a few predetermined angles. Using your cursor, you can rotate the item and see how it looks from every conceivable perspective.

What’s an example where this kind of freely manipulated view comes in handy? It’s cool to look at and play with, sure, but how does it make architectural design easier? Here’s an example. Suppose you’re looking into rooftop screens to obscure roof-mounted transformers, cooling towers, HVAC units, etc. With a BIM drawing, you can position the item from a lower angle and get an idea of how the finished, installed product will appear to passersby from street view.

  • Integration into Architectural 3D Models. Architects these days often use 3D models. So it only makes sense for them to have a means of incorporating similarly three-dimensional models into their digital creations, before the actual construction process begins. With PalmSHIELD’s BIM drawings, architects can digitally manipulate a view of the architectural screens and fit them precisely into their models.
  • Superior Collaboration and Communication Supplement. Think about all the people involved in the construction/renovation of a new building. Besides the property owner, you have the architect, the engineers, the foreman of construction, the construction contractor, the crew who’ll install the area where the architectural screens will in time be installed, etc. With such a large number of people involved, it pays to have a way for everyone to view what the projected screens will look like, and from what angles. Doing so also promotes improved communication between the various teams.

As you can see, Building Information Modeling drawings are a key element of the modern architectural profession. They make designing and visually laying out an overall project easier and quicker. And it’s just one component of what makes PalmSHIELD the top screening contractor on the market. We stress quality and convenience with all of our products. Our architectural screens are easy to assemble, highly durable, visually appealing, and customizable. We can powder coat your products to match your building exteriors, and everything is tailored to suit the spatial parameters of your installation site.