Armstrong Flooring, a global manufacturer of commercial and residential flooring products, announces partnership with IGS Group to provide high-quality Revit content via the BIMcontent.com platform, streamlining and maximising access to Architects and Building Designers

Responding to industry trends and customer demand, Armstrong Flooring partnered with IGS to develop a high-quality Revit (BIM) content library and to develop an effective specifier engagement strategy. Armstrong Flooring’s Revit library of commercial flooring solutions is available via BIMcontent.com and the Armstrong Flooring website.

Armstrong Flooring

Armstrong Flooring is a global leader in resilient flooring, with a standing that has been built over many generations while operating in Australia since the 1960s. Today, Armstrong Flooring is the only remaining manufacturer of commercial vinyl flooring in Australia.

As a market leader with close ties to industry-leading design practices, Armstrong Flooring recognised the growing trend of Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows being used in project design and the increasing demand from specifiers for high-quality, project-ready BIM content from product suppliers. Armstrong Flooring also noted Revit as the most frequently used project design software among designers, the importance of Revit content being developed to best practices, and the specialised nature of Revit content creation.

Armstrong Flooring chose IGS as their BIM content partner following recommendations from several specifier clients and IGS’ reputation as Australia’s industry leader in BIM content creation.

With the conception of BIMcontent.com by IGS, Armstrong Flooring joined as a foundation partner to streamline access of its Revit library to the growing community of specifiers using the platform, and to utilise the website integration feature which ensures cross-platform consistency and optimal user experience when accessing Revit content from the Armstrong Flooring website or BIMcontent.com.

About the Armstrong Flooring Library

Recognising the growing demand from project designers for high-quality BIM content, the Armstrong Flooring Revit library facilitates the efficient and effective creation of project documentation, design development, and visualisation used in client engagement processes. The Armstrong Flooring Revit library has been developed with the intention of providing project designers with the key tools they need to design their projects more intuitively and efficiently when incorporating Armstrong Flooring products.

A notable feature of the Armstrong Flooring Revit library of is that it has been created using Physically Based Rendering (PBR) materials to produce high-quality visualisation outputs. Also included in the library is wall capping and skirting design options, and a ‘Virtual Showroom’ – a Revit Project File. This project file provides designers with an efficient way to browse the Revit library in its entirety in the Revit project environment, and to view how the content documents and schedules consistently.

To ensure designers can access the library using workflows optimised for browsing and downloading BIM content, Armstrong Flooring is utilising IGS Group’s BIM Content hosting platform and project design resource, BIMcontent.com. In implementing BIMcontent.com’s website integration feature, Armstrong Flooring has ensured designers are able to experience the same optimised search, preview and download workflows on both the Armstrong Flooring website and BIMcontent.com. This includes the ability to preview the 3D Revit geometry directly in the web browser, view parameter data, download specific versions of Revit content, and choose the type of Revit content download – Individual Revit Families, Revit version-based ‘Collections’, Revit Project File (AKA, ‘Virtual Showroom’) and even a one-click ‘Download All’ option – catering to various user preferences.

Check out the Armstrong Flooring library here: bimcontent.com/armstrong-flooring

With visualisation being such an important part of the project stakeholder engagement process, the demand for high-quality, native Revit Materials has grown significantly. The ability to efficiently generate and modify visual outputs that accurately depict the aesthetic of the project has become an increasingly important technical capability for designers when communicating with the client and the design team, but this of course requires purpose-built, high-quality assets. Because the Armstrong Flooring Revit library has been created using PBR materials and seamless textures, the quality of the outputs and performance of the content in the project environment is exactly what a lot of designers are looking for. We’re delighted to have created this Revit library for Armstrong Flooring and for it to be available on BIMcontent.com as we know a lot of Architects and Interior Designers will find it extremely valuable.”

Luke Johnston, Managing Director at IGS Group

Partnership Outcomes

Armstrong Flooring has observed a range of business benefits resulting from their BIM strategy to date, including their BIM content being used by specifiers in sales-generating projects, improved specifier engagement processes and the development of goodwill among specifiers who are greatly appreciative of Armstrong Flooring’s investment in providing them with critical project design and documentation assets.

The Armstrong Flooring Revit library is a great example of a forward-thinking product manufacturer investing in digital assets to improve collaboration with key project stakeholders and achieve better outcomes for all involved.

With BIMcontent.com having such a fast-growing user base, it presents a great opportunity for Armstrong Flooring to make their BIM content available via the platform and maximise industry adoption.

By implementing the website integration feature of BIMcontent.com, Armstrong Flooring can ensure architects and designers can search and download its BIM content using the same optimise workflows on its company’s website. This includes the ability to view 3D models in the web browser, download specific versions of BIM content view parameter data, and choose from multiple Revit asset types. Creating a better user experience for designers browsing BIM content on their website.

About Armstrong Flooring

As Australia’s only manufacturer of commercial vinyl flooring, we have the resources and expertise to produce customised, high quality, and high-performance products for domestic and export markets. We are a global leader in resilient flooring, with a standing that has been built over many generations while operating in Australia since the 1960s. In today’s fast-paced environment, Armstrong’s Australian plant offers the assurance of shorter lead times, reduced carbon footprint, and ethical and sustainable practices that makes Armstrong the top choice for many of Australia’s major projects. At Armstrong Flooring, we are continually committed to supporting Australian manufacturing, local employment, boosting the Victorian and National economy and supplying internationally while performing sustainable practices. Armstrong Flooring was built on the principle of Thomas Armstrong’s motto, “Let the buyer have faith” meaning to stand behind his products and give customers confidence in their purchase. At Armstrong, we’re driven by quality innovation and providing environmentally friendly solutions that can be personalised to meet each client needs. To find out more about Armstrong Flooring visit www.armstrongflooring.com

About BIMcontent.com

BIMcontent.com is a platform that allows building designers and product manufacturers to collaborate through the sharing of digital product data in the form of quality-controlled Revit and Archicad libraries. Developed by industry-leading BIM Content specialists IGS Group, BIMcontent.com optimises the process of designers accessing free, quality-assured BIM content for their projects, and provides a range of sales and marketing opportunities for manufacturers seeking to grow both their brand and specification-driven sales. To learn more about the platform or to start downloading, visit www.bimcontent.com

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