Structural waterproofing systems, green roof components and ground gas barriers from Triton Systems are now available as BIM objects on the NBS National BIM Library. Triton is the first company in the waterproofing industry to offer architects and specifiers the opportunity to download these types of system for insertion directly into a building model.

Triton’s business manager, Kevin Dodds, said “BIM is the latest generation of building design so it was a logical step for Triton to become involved. We are known in the industry for our provision of high quality technical support whether that be on- site expertise via our field technical sales team or the materials available at our website or through the RIBA. We are simply offering architects and other specifiers the level of service they have come to expect from Triton Systems.”

Triton’s BIM objects include a range of cavity drain membranes for structural waterproofing which meet BS 8102 Type C, pumps and drainage systems for use with cavity drain membranes, integral and barrier concrete waterproofing systems which meet BS 8102 Types A and B, ground gas barriers and drainage and water storage membranes for use in green roof construction. Triton’s BIM objects can be accessed at

Triton Systems was established in 1977 and has seen sustained growth since then, particularly since 1998 after the introduction of the BBA certified range of Platon cavity drain membranes. The introduction of high performance concrete waterproofing systems in 2008 has led to even further growth, and has opened up new opportunities for specification in high value, new build commercial and domestic projects, as well as in high profile renovations.

BIM (Building Information Modelling) pulls together multiple data streams to allow a building design team to generate a comprehensive virtual 3D model of a building. Its key benefits include being able to carry out greater and more accurate interrogation of all aspects of the project. The free to use National BIM Library already contains over 350 pre-configured generic objects covering all major building fabric systems. Triton is one of the very first manufacturers to make its proprietary objects available in the library and these will be available for download in all the main architectural software formats as well as in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format.

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