Welcome to the Wavin BIM Centre

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Building Information Modelling (BIM) content package for plumbing and drainage.

Built in Revit, this new and innovative intelligence-based system will remove uncertainty in pipe design and help to make the specification of a company’s plumbing and drainage systems even more accurate, cost-effective and efficient.

Revit content for BIM simplifies design

We have made it extremely easy to insert a pipe system and to quickly arrive at an accurate ‘as built’ in a BIM project. Our built-in intelligence assistance allows users to select the right products without the need to have detailed knowledge of the product portfolio and to insert multiple fittings in one mouse click.

Reduce uncertainty and improve reliability

Participants in the building process are constantly challenged to deliver successful projects despite tight budgets, limited manpower, accelerated schedules, and limited or conflicting information. Detailing accurate pipe design reduces uncertainty, improves reliability and simulates potential problems.

Sub-contractors can input critical information into the model before beginning construction, with opportunities to pre-fabricate or pre-assemble off-site. Waste can be minimised on-site and products delivered on a just-in-time basis rather than being stock-piled on-site.

Accurate pipe design at BIM stage

The addition of our complete above ground product portfolio to the Revit application means that piping systems can be accurately designed at BIM stage, thereby avoiding build problems and providing cost-saving solutions to the UK construction industry.

In addition, we have included tutorials, tips and tricks via a dedicated YouTube channel, comprehensive Training Manual and options for Revit operators.

BIM modellers can solve the most complex problems involved in piping and junctioning. For example, in a soil and waste system, several hundred junctions can be created from a myriad of product options. The intelligence assistance we have added, to bring this most complex part in the design of a pipe system back to a few mouse clicks, is a major breakthrough, automatically placing a combination of up to six fittings within a junction without the modeller having to constantly consult a product catalogue.

Ramon Hoogerbeets, Business Unit Director for Soil & Waste at Wavin says: “This intelligent and intuitive content package will ensure specifiers and contractors can work accurately and without errors. Being manufacturer specific, the content package will provide a much more accurate picture of how the building will be constructed and how the pipework will be installed.”

Wavin products available in Revit packages

We have launched our BIM solution with the following products:

  • OSMA – PVC-C Solvent Weld Waste
  • OSMA – PP Push-Fit Waste
  • OSMA – ABS Solvent Weld Waste
  • OSMA – PVC-U Solvent Weld Soil
  • OSMA – PVC-U Push-Fit Ring Seal Soil
  • Wavin AS – Acoustic Soil System
  • Tigris K1 – Press-Fit Plumbing
  • Hep2O – Flexible Push-Fit Plumbing
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About the author

Mark Whittaker

Mark is a Design Engineer who has worked for Wavin over 20 years. He is experienced in all Wavin core ranges and specialises in the Hep2O system. He is also heavily involved with Wavin's BIM offering, currently working on the Above Ground portfolio.

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