For some time now it has been a requirement of architects to use BIM files in the creation of Government-funded building projects, which has been well-received and proved a success.
Now that Changing Places has become a new feature of the UK’s Building Regulations, it is inevitable that some of these projects will be required to use BIM files as part of their design.

What are BIM files?
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a term given to a collection of information that can be used to create and manage a built structure such as a hospital or bridge. A BIM file covers the traditional CAD drawing but also includes information and data that a facilities management company might need after the structure is complete. This would typically cover the maintenance of equipment or facilities.

Where can I access Changing Places BIM files?
Changing Places by Closomat BIM files can be accessed on the NBS Source website
Closomat has worked closely with the folks at RIBA/NBS to create and host specific BIM specification information relating to Changing Places Toilets (CPT).
Listed in two versions to comply with the Changing Places Standard (BS:8300), the NBS Source products detail a CPT with a shower and one without a shower; an optional item depending on whether the building is ‘managed’ or not.

Changing Places by Closomat
Closomat remain the leading supplier of CPT’s in the UK with over 12 years of experience, including being influential in consolidating the original room specification whilst working with the Changing Places Consortium.
The Changing Places by Closomat NBS listings provide architects and specifiers a single point of reference for a simple ‘drag and drop’ solution. By searching ‘Changing Places’ in the NBS, they will be able to access all the information required to populate the space in their plans.
However, Closomat prides itself on being available to assist architects and specifiers either with any product information or site visits, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to get in touch simply visit the changing places pages on our website