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Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 2009/05/06 - PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has launched a Web-based tool that allows architects to access Building Information Modeling (BIM) files for its architectural glass products, Duranar coatings, Pittsburgh Paints and Porter Paints. NYSE: PPG
The PPG Ideascapes Website enables architects to download Revit Architecture files so they can incorporate PPG products into their digital designs. The files may also be used with Google SketchUp Viewer, another popular building modeling software.
The BIM modules are part of PPG’s on-going effort to give architects and contractors a robust collection of Web-based tools that allow them to streamline the design, documentation and construction of environmentally-sustainable buildings.
Another recent addition is the Green Building Resource Center, an interactive illustration that highlights sustainable PPG products for building envelopes and interiors. The website contains a LEED support center to assist with the documentation of PPG glass, coatings and paint for LEED credit.
To access the BIM files or to learn about PPG’s entire collection of architectural glasses, coatings and paint, visit the website or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
BIM files are also available on the McGraw Hill Construction Sweets Network and Reed Construction Data’s SmartBIM Websites, located at, products.construction.com, and reedconstructiondata.com/bim, respectively.
Pittsburgh-based PPG (ppg.com) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
Duranar, Pittsburgh, Porter and PPG Ideascapes are trademarks of PPG Industries. Revit is a registered trademark of Autodesk.