U-value calculator

ROCKWOOL’s new online U-value calculator incorporates BIM

  • 3 Mar 2016

ROCKWOOL has launched a new online U-value calculator which incorporates BIM objects for downloading.

The calculator enables users to determine the thermal performance of walls, floors and roof. Over 2,500 calculations are available, all certified under the BBA/TIMSA U-value competency scheme to provide accurate and industry informed results.

Users are able to change the results by altering the U-value or the thickness of the insulation specified. 

Incorporating BIM

The U-value calculator also allows users to download BIM (Building Information Modelling) Objects for the entire build-up.

The use of BIM has been steadily growing over the past few years. As of April 2016, BIM will become a mandatory procedure for all Government funded projects.

Tim Vincent, Head of Technical at ROCKWOOL UK commented: “ROCKWOOL’s new U-value calculator not only calculates the U-value it also creates BIM Objects for the desired construction. 

In addition to this, users can also download data sheets along with other associated information for the chosen product. This puts designers and specifiers in the driving seat by offering them a one stop technical shop when specifying ROCKWOOL products.”

ROCKWOOL’s U-value calculator covers the following constructions:

  • Ground floors – concrete, beam and block and timber
  • Masonry cavity – full-fill and partial-fill
  • Timber frame – external wall, hybrid wall and cladding
  • Rainscreen
  • EWI – solid brick, block and metal frame
  • Pitched roof – horizontal and rafter line
  • Flat roof – metal, concrete and timber decks
  • Soffit’s
  • Intermediate floors
  • Internal walls

Condensation risk analysis calculations can also be supplied by request to the ROCKWOOL Technical Solutions Department.

Contact:

ROCKWOOL,
Pencoed,
Bridgend,
United Kingdom,
CF35 6NY

Phone: 01635 862621
Fax: 01656 862302

Visit the ROCKWOOL website

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