ievo fingerprint readers added to NBS National BIM Library for construction planning

Biometric fingerprint readers and control panels from ievo have been added to the NBS National BIM (Building Information Modelling) Library to help specifiers, architects, and contractors using BIM building practices incorporate biometric access control technologies into their designs, according to an announcement.

BIM is used by many architects and designers for large-scale construction projects, and is mandatory for certain kinds of buildings in Dubai, a growing export market for ievo. The NBS National BIM Library All ievo products in the BIM library are available in REVIT and IFC formats to make them more accessible to architects and designers.

“Security in general, and particularly access control, is a vital requirement in commercial buildings projects which can be complex in planning, so it makes sense to incorporate the very latest technology into the designs,” said ievo Marketing Manager Ash Westgate. “In addition, because BIM objects are now available in the most common formats used in design planning, consultants can add in the relevant objects at later stages of the development without having to worry about compatibility of software.”

Westgate also said the use of BIM as a design tool is transforming the way buildings are designed, and noted that in an NBS survey last year 70 percent of architects and contractors said that using the technology has given them a competitive advantage.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with ievo Ltd, who are the first biometric fingerprint reader in our NBS National BIM library,” Holly Burrows, NBS Account Manager added. “Choosing NBS to author their BIM objects means that they will be uniquely integrated within our digital BIM ecosystem that is used by construction industry professionals of all disciplines around the world. It’s great to see already the response they’ve received from our customers and I very much look forward to continuing to support ievo Ltd on their BIM Journey.”

Construction site security provider Herongrange announced the integration of fingerprint readers from ievo to its security systems in March.

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