3D design prepares Zaun for BIM future


Zaun promises speedier, more user-friendly and more accurate design and the ability to deliver Building Information Modelling (BIM) through its move to parametric 3D fencing  design.

As an innovative steel mesh manufacturer, we have taken our entire research, development and product design across to 3D modelling for our extensive range of perimeter fencing, high-security fencing, sports equipment, automatic electric gates, security bollards and hostile vehicle mitigation products.

Zaun uses AutoDesk Inventor Professional 2016 to give customers 3D renderings of all designs, which provide clearer visualisation and are easier to understand.

The parametric 3D modelling offers efficiencies in the design process, mitigates errors in design, gives greater clarity to customers on design approval and delivers substantial efficiency improvements in production.

It will also give architects and specifiers what they need to build information models that contain the design of a building and its components but information on its construction, ongoing maintenance, and the properties of its components.

By next year, all centrally procured government construction projects must be delivered using BIM. The government hopes this will lead to its industry-wide adoption as the benefits become more widely understood.

Zaun research and development manager Adam Christie says: ‘BIM is driving an overhaul of the whole design process and is transforming how project teams collaborate so the transition from CAD to BIM will be more significant than when computers replaced paper drawings around 20 years. Ago.’

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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