CertainTeed launches design website

CertainTeed has announced the launch of a new website, designed in partnership with ARCAT Inc., that offers architects, contractors, spec writers and building engineers a comprehensive line of Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects for use in project design and specification.

The objects, 3-D models with embedded data, enable a project to be shown in a three-dimensional model and include all the additional properties that go along with it -- including specification documents, technical data sheets and relevant product websites.

The BIM objects are available through ARCAT, a website that provides building material information for industry professionals. The use of BIM objects allows building and design professionals to easily visualize projects, improve design quality, reduce change orders and improve project scheduling. The BIM objects for CertainTeed insulation products include residential and commercial applications for its fiberglass and spray foam insulation product lines. The objects can be accessed at ARCAT.com or certainteed.com/insulation.