Minneapolis, MN - In an effort to enhance creative choices and simplify architectural coating specifications, the Valspar Corporation has added color-accurate, building information modeling (BIM) tools to Autodesk Revit® software for its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. Valspar's Fluropon exterior coatings were first launched in 1965 and continue to be an industry leading line in terms of durability and color choice.
"For over 200 years, Valspar has helped people connect to the power of color. For the last 50 years, architects and design professionals have relied on our Fluropon products to protect their commercial buildings' exteriors. We are excited to offer our proven products with Revit's software for the ultimate convenience in previewing color selections on their buildings' designs," said Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales for Valspar's global coil and extrusion businesses.
Once Valspar's Fluropon material library has been loaded into a Revit model, the Fluropon colors are ready to select by using the "Paint" tool on a variety of architectural building products exterior metal surfaces. Valspar's Fluropon material library in Revit is built around accurate Valspar color palettes to ensure consistency in both the virtual and real world. After selecting final colors, Revit users have the option to order physical color samples by visiting Valspar's architectural website,valsparinspireme.com, and referencing the product code listed next to the color name within the material library.
Alexander continued, "Color can bring a design to life. Now, it's easier than ever before. With our BIM tools and a few clicks of a button, you can see how yellow curtainwall framing contrasts with a blue wall panel system, how a white metal roof matches the skylight framing, or how bright purple window framing pops next to a red entrance system."
For easy access to every color, download and store the Autodesk Library file on a local machine, or centrally on a server for a larger project team, and load it right into the Revit model for easy access. Users may import favorite colors or entire color families and palettes, to meet their specific project needs. There are courses available online from people like Acuity Training that offer training on Autodesk Revit, for those unfamiliar with the application.
Meeting the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's AAMA 2605 high-performance exterior specification, Fluropon demonstrates reliable performance, including resistance to harmful ultraviolet rays, chemical degradation, abrasion and humidity. These field-proven, high-performance, 70% PVDF resin-based coatings are offered in two- to four-coat systems in nearly any formulation, including low gloss, low sheen and solar reflective ENERGY STAR. A wide variety of colors also are available, from neutral to bright colors, micas, metallic and pearlescent coatings. These coatings will all be applied with care and precision. The painters will often use products similar to that of this terratek paint sprayer when applying the coatings to achieve a smooth and consistent finish to every component.
Along with its new BIM tools and its proven, high-performance coating systems, The Valspar Corporation supports architects and designers with technical expertise, color-matching and sustainability resources, responsive customer service and high-priority lead times. Learn more at valsparinspireme.com/bim.
From five North American plant locations, Valspar's Industrial Coatings division produces a broad range of architectural and industrial coatings for coil and spray application to metals used in the manufacture of metal roofing, metal wall panels and components of all types and styles. All of the company's coatings can be formulated in a wide range of colors with enhanced solar reflectance and emittance properties to help reduce urban heat island effects and the energy bills of individual buildings. To learn more, visit www.valsparinspireme.com or www.valsparcoilextrusion.com/en/index.html.
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