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 is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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