British Gypsum adds security layer to BIM objects

photo of computer screen showing British Gypsum BIM objects

British Gypsum has launched a plug-in that adds a security layer to its BIM objects, preserving their integrity.

Known as BIMlocker, the free plug-in security wrapper “helps avoid locking in errors at the design stage with real-time alerts when core system data is changed and warranties invalidated”, according to British Gypsum.

BIMlocker’s design preservation features “safeguard the quality, integrity, and accuracy of system performance data, and provides peace of mind that British Gypsum product data remains faithful to the original system test substantiation throughout the design process”, the business claims.

BIMlocker integrates with Revit version 2021 onwards.

British Gypsum claims its development is an industry first and that it aligns with the golden thread.

Paul French, head of digital construction at British Gypsum, said: “Demonstrating compliance, accountability, and integrity has never been more important within our industry. Our new BIMlocker software provides reassurance as an invisible layer of security that acts as a valuable aid to construction supply chains in the Building Safety Act era. It eliminates any ambiguity and ensures complete transparency.

“Anyone choosing BIMlocker can have complete confidence that they are managing risk in the design process. The supply chain demands accurate and reliable product data, and BIMlocker is the ultimate solution, making it effortless for everyone to uphold the highest standards and to make the right decisions.”

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