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IPAF has created a selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) which are now available for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).
BIM is increasingly recognised and employed around the world by architects and project managers when designing new buildings and considering how they will be constructed and maintained. Three-dimensional computer modelling allows a 360-degree view of any structure even before it is built, and allows for better project planning and to map out the construction and maintenance process in the virtual realm.
The models are each based on a typical, generic design as opposed to specific makes or models of machine, but all are adjustable for height and outreach, so they can be used to identify what type and capability of equipment is required by adjusting the specifications to suit the intended task and checking things such as reach and clearance.
The IPAF MEWP and MCWP models can be found using the search term “International Powered Access Federation” on the National BIM Library www.nationalbimlibrary.com/search
*Please note, this is not member exclusive but is a useful tool for all IPAF members.