Belgard Commercial Releases Innovative BIM Design Tools

Belgard Commercial has partnered with BIMsmith, a cloud platform for architects and building design professionals, to provide a suite of commercial Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools for use with the Autodesk Revit environment. Belgard’s new BIM tools provide a wealth of embedded technical product information for the entire lifecycle of a project, creating a single source of information for everyone involved on the project from inception to demolition.

In just a few simple clicks, architects and designers can now easily design with three of Belgard’s most popular commercial paver and wall products: Moduline Series® pavers, Aqualine Series® permeable pavers and Diamond® Pro retaining wall. BIM tools are also available for several Westile® rooftop pavers: Classic Plaza, Limerick Plaza, Classic Utility, Ipe Wood, and Ballast pavers, as well as the Pedestals they are installed on.


The availability of accurate and intelligent BIM objects from Belgard not only provides designers with a wealth of go-to product data, but saves them significant time during the design process. Each 3D model is fully compatible with the leading architectural design software, Autodesk Revit, and includes access to specifications, cut sheets, and other product data helpful for the specialty of each person working on the project throughout its entire lifecycle. Thus, the tools not only help facilitate design, but estimating, installation, maintenance and even demolition, should renovations or removal be required in the future.


The partnership with BIMsmith, along with providing 3D models, integrates Belgard products with BIMsmith’s free cloud tools for commercial building design professionals. To start with, architects and designers from around the world can now find and download Belgard’s commercial paver and wall products on BIMsmith Market, BIMsmith’s free platform for building product research and discovery. Users can also save time and effort by designing with Belgard pavers in BIMsmith Forge, an innovative tool that allows users to configure entire multi-layer assemblies in the cloud and export them as complete systems with cut sheets and specs.


Belgard provides commercial building design professionals with a one-stop shop for their trusted hardscape products,” said Alex Diaz, Brand Manager for Belgard Commercial. “Our investment with BIMsmith is a conscious move to provide commercial architects and designers with the same convenience when it comes to BIM content.
Belgard and their dedicated commercial design services offer a level of experience and product innovation unparalleled in the industry,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of BIMsmith. “We are thrilled to bring their hardscape products to the BIMsmith platform.