"As the leading association for the catering equipment industry in the UK, CESA has developed CESABIM to provide a central resource of all BIM related data. It will bring together, in one place, data that would otherwise be fragmented in its delivery and accessibility though commercial libraries, manufacturer web sites etc.
As a service to the industry it will reduce the cost to manufactures and improve the searchability and use of models and data by kitchen designers and consultants. Using ifc as the base for the models means that they can be used in ALL of the 163 proprietary BIM software platforms i.e. Revit, ArchiCAD, Nemetschek.
CESABIM is ‘a free to use’ resource for CESA members who are manufacturers and importers. The design community can download from it free of charge too. With no commercialism between the two, it allows the freed movement and use of this vital information.
BIM is here for the long term and CESA is proud to be able to provide this resource for the commercial kitchen community."