CMC Expands Presence of VISKAR BIM into North American Markets
Who is CMC REBAR?
CMC Rebar, a division of Commercial Metals Company (CMC), is a leading concrete reinforcing steel fabricator in the U.S. We operate state-of-the-art fabrication facilities in over 40 locations throughout the U.S. and have over 1.5 million tons of fabricating capacity.
Since 1915, Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries have recycled, manufactured and marketed steel and metal products, related materials and services through a network including metal recycling facilities, steel mini- and micro-mills, steel fabrication and processing plants, construction-related products warehouses, and marketing and distribution offices in the United States and in strategic international markets.
Increasing demand for 3D BIM modeling
As the demand for 3D BIM modeling continues to increase in the rebar fabrication market, CMC recognized the need for an efficient and focused rebar 3D modeling solution. Most current BIM programs were developed for structural steel and lack the unique functionality necessary to efficiently model rebar in 3D.
What is VISKAR BIM?
VISKAR BIM by RGS Construction Technologies is that product – designed specifically for rebar modeling by rebar experts, VISKAR BIM uses “surface recognition technology” – a feature that recognizes concrete surface contours, cover values and the existence of openings and cuts in the structure, and details the rebar automatically, with just a few instructions from the detailer.
CMC customized VISKAR BIM to suit North American markets.
As RGS’ first VISKAR BIM licensee, and because of our collaboration with RGS to tailor their product to the North American market, CMC has agreed to work with RGS on the release of their revolutionary new product, VISKAR BIM to the North American markets. In exchange CMC has an exclusive agreement with RGS for sole marketing rights in North America of VISKAR BIM through 2018.
Why promote VISKAR BIM to the rebar industry?
“CMC looks forward to sharing the benefits of VISKAR BIM with the rebar fabrication and detailing industry. VISKAR BIM is a more advanced and rebar focused solution than competing tools on the market today.Not only is it easier to learn, it has a native CAD engine and is cloud-based, making it a more economical solution for detailers today.”