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Learn more about how we’re supporting the fight against Covid-19

With the fast-changing COVID-19 situation, we understand what challenging times these are for everyone: for you, your business and your family. As a family business ourselves, our priority is taking care of our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers.

We have introduced extra measures across our sites to look after our colleagues and all those who still need to come to our premises in person, including delivery staff: we are promoting social distancing at work; encouraging those who can work from home to do so, including both office and field teams; postponing any non-essential visits and events; implementing more vigorous cleaning regimes; and employing video technology to conduct meetings and customer visits wherever possible.

With this in mind, I wanted to get in touch with you personally to explain what steps we are taking at Altro to continue supporting you with your business.

The Global Altro Leadership Team is meeting daily to consider the latest government guidance in those markets in which we operate. As a global business with local presence, we can respond swiftly to regional customer needs and are structured in such a way that we are able to maintain stock levels and global supplies. I want to reassure you that we are very much open for business as usual and will do everything we can to respond to your individual circumstances.

In the coming days and weeks, we will keep you updated on how we are responding to the evolving situation. You will shortly hear from us about all the different ways you can stay in touch with us, so that we can carry on working together. Should you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regular, local Altro contact.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and colleagues good health and assure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain the excellent level of customer service that you have come to expect from Altro.

With kind regards

Richard Kahn
CEO Floors and Managing Director, Altro Group

BIM

Altro BIM Components

We have invested in BIM components as a means of constantly providing you with up-to-date, accurate information. Our BIM components contain intelligent information which will serve as a valuable resource, designed to save you time searching for technical data, sample cards and colours etc, while also answering questions such as "How many square metres of this type of flooring are required?"

To enable you to start adding value to your projects straight away, without having to wait for 2016 when BIM becomes compulsory, Altro BIM components are available for use in BIM now.

Revit components for Altro safety flooring, Altro Whiterock wall cladding and doorsets are available FREE OF CHARGE from Bimstore, and also contain an IFC component.  Simply click on the appropriate download below to start using them. As a first time user, you will need to register with Bimstore so that we can make sure you always have the most up-to-date version.  Bimstore will share your data with us, but rest assured, it will not be passed on to third parties.

What is BIM?

BIM is a process which enables you to create and manage 3D digital representations of a facility.

The resulting building information modelling provides you with a single, current and fully interactive 3D model and detailed information not only on the facility's functions but also its physical properties. It becomes a collaborative resource which can support decision-making from initial concept and design, through the construction phase and the subsequent life of the building. Each party involved in its design and construction can interact with it, but the BIM model remains the one true and approved version of the project.

The BIM model also serves as a database to assist in the production of detailed schedules and listings of the components and quantities in any project.

What are the benefits of BIM?

  • It provides a single 3D model, with one central version of the true project, however complex
  • It is a mechanism to enable change control. More design options may be explored early in the design process and changes may be made even late in the project with much greater ease, having anticipated and resolved any issues
  • It facilitates cost and schedule control through software and technology efficiency
  • It enables room planning so that all fixtures, fittings and equipment are product/colour referenced and can be viewed individually in "real life" form, with all corresponding detail  and from different angles, to allow more control over the placement of joints etc
  • It provides greater, up-front analysis of building information and design for all those involved in the project's design and construction, including providing accessible information for all stakeholders
  • All BIM information comes from a single, up-to-date and co-ordinated model/database. For example, if you change a window in one place, that change is replicated everywhere that window appears
  • BIM can be developed to provide information about on-going maintenance and energy use etc

Why does BIM matter?

The UK Government's Construction Strategy outlines its mandate for "fully collaborative 3D BIM as a minimum by 2016" for all public sector projects over £5 million. Current BIM usage among construction professionals has soared from 13% in 2010 to 31% in 2012, with three quarters currently aware of BIM predicting they will be using it by the end of 2012.