BIM for Foodservice
In many countries the use of BIM standard software will be a legal obligation for all public projects and, almost certainly, for all big projects. BIM is not a unique software but a new standard of design and communication between different parties. There is great confusion due to different national laws and standards in the world, even for what concerns the world of FSE.
The professional foodservice market actors have to be interested in BIM because:
• the kitchen, although occupying a small area in a project, is an integral part of the project
• a kitchen is an area with high energy consumption and therefore must be managed within all project information
• the FSE consultant will be one of the parties in the flow of information
• the end customer or the Contract will ask without obligation that the whole project is in standard BIM format
Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) is the premier association promoting professionalism in foodservice and hospitality consulting. With over 1,300 members in over 46 countries, FCSI members offer a wide range of consulting services including concept development, feasibility studies, food safety, design, marketing, operations and training. Membership requirements are stringent and FCSI members are recognized as industry experts.
In April 2011, according with NAFEM | North America Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers and FEDA | Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association, they published a guide for anyone interested in the creation of food service equipment. This includes manufacturers, content service organizations, and other content creators who have advanced knowledge of both Revit software and Revit model content creation.
Actually this is the most-used reference all over the world.
FCSI Consultants are now preparing themselves to move on BIM projects due to the continuous growing of big Contractors requests from all over the world. After a BIM software survey they are oriented to use Autodesk Revit as a platform.
Click here to download the PDF guide. (updated on July 2015)
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