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The ASI Group Provides BIM Product Files Online




Melissa LoParco
Catalyst Marketing Communications, Inc.
(203) 348-7541

YONKERS, NY/May 2, 2011 – The ASI Group –  comprised of American Specialties, Inc., ASI Storage Solutions Inc., Global Partitions and Accurate Partitions Corp. – has announced the availability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects for its washroom accessories, toilet partitions, lockers and other storage products.  Over 600 objects – the greatest number currently available by any Division 10 manufacturer – are offered at www.arcat.com and will soon be accessible on each of the company’s websites (www.americanspecialties.com, www.asi-accuratepartitions.com, www.asi-globalpartitions.com and www.asilockers.com).

With the ability to be rotated and viewed at any angle, these data-rich 3-D files can be downloaded at no charge for easy placement in building plans and designs to scale. The BIM objects, which include manufacturer’s details, are compatible with programs including Revit 2009 Object, AutoCad, Sketch-Up, Bentley and others for use by construction professionals from architects and designers to facility managers and building owners.

Along with technical data sheets and care and maintenance information, products available on the ARCAT website also have been integrated into a SpecWizard automated function, which assembles through selection a downloadable specification in the CSI three-part format. This significantly simplifies the spec-writing process.

“BIM objects help streamline the design process by creating efficiency, minimizing errors and making the construction of any building a more collaborative effort between architects, building owners, contractors and product manufacturers,” said Dennis Jackson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The ASI Group. “This BIM initiative aligns with our goal of being easy to do business with and exemplifies our mission statement … to provide value that exceeds price and an excellent service experience.  We are pleased to make our products available in this format and to provide this greater service for our customers.”

The ASI Group made up of four well-known and respected Division 10 manufacturers including American Specialties, Inc., ASI Storage Solutions Inc., Global Partitions and Accurate Partitions Corp. has decades of combined experience.  Together they offer a single-source solution for washroom accessories, toilet partitions, lockers and other storage products. These products, used in many high-profile projects around the world, have earned the trust of architects, designers, building owners, facility managers and construction professionals. With headquarters in Yonkers, N.Y. and manufacturing facilities across the U.S., the company’s representatives are strategically located around the globe to best serve customers’ needs.

American Specialties, Inc. reserves the right to make design changes or to withdraw any design without notice.