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INDUSTRYNEWS Metal Technology BIM library now available online Use of BIM by the design communities within the construction sector is growing significantly with adoption predicted to rise to 91% within the next three years. As part of Metal Technology’s continuous development programme and in response to this demand from the market for support for BIM implementation, a new BIM library covering a full range of windows, doors and curtain walling is now available to designers and specifiers at: www. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a sophisticated 3D computer model which represents in detail every element of the building and is designed to be a shared resource during a construction project. The model is used from the feasibility stage through design, to construction, and finally operation. The use of BIM can increase efficiency and reduce errors. Virtual designs are built in 3D before work proceeds on site. The attributes of all the elements of the building can be found in the model and with this comes the concept of automatic ‘clash detection’, namely the identification by the model of inconsistencies between different elements of the design before they arise on site. Polyframe Recognised as one of UK’s Fastest Growing Businesses Halifax-based Polyframe has been selected by Santander and Smarta as one of the UK’s top 50 most exciting, fastest growing companies. The Santander Breakthrough 50 in partnership with Smarta seeks to shine a light on the most inspiring businesses in the UK. The rationale behind the awards is to uncover those businesses that are transforming established industries, leading the entrepreneurial movement in the UK and inspiring others to grow into businesses that push our economy forward. Winners were selected by a panel of judges including Ana Patricia Botin – CEO of Santander UK plc. and The Rt Hon Baroness Vadera – Director Shriti Ltd. and former Small Business Minister. This prestigious award recognises the phenomenal growth that Polyframe has experienced in recent years. Year on year growth has been on average 80%, in a period of difficult trading conditions, and which has seen minimal growth in the industry. Since 2012 Polyframe has invested in excess of £2million on fully automated welders and corner cleaners to ensure that the quality of the product is improved as the business grows SYNSEAL WINS ECMOD DIRECT COMMERCE AWARD Synseal has won the ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2014 for best B2B business/brand worth £50 million+. The ECMOD (Every Channel Mastered Optimised and Delivered) awards have been established for over 15 years and attract entries from some of Britain’s most dynamic and innovative B2B and B2C companies. These annual awards recognise the hard work, flair and commitment of multi-channel businesses. With categories designed for those targeting sales to businesses and well 38 JUL 2014 as for those selling directly to consumers, the ECMOD awards also seek to celebrate the achievements of businesses of all scales and at all stages of development. Entries are evaluated by a panel of expert independent judges and the 2014 awards were announced at a gala evening event at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club on Thursday 5th June. Synseal’s successful submission was sponsored by Nottingham-based ERP software systems providers Columbus, who provide specialist IT support services to the company. David Leng, Synseal’s Chief Executive, was delighted with the win and commented: “This is an exciting time for us at Synseal, with sales turnover recently exceeding £100 million for the first time in our 30-year history.” To read more, visit