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04/14/2010

Kolbe adds Majesta windows to BIM libraries

A collection of 1,000+ 3-D models and free webinars

Wausau, Wis. (April 2010) – As one of the highest-rated providers of 3-D window models, Kolbe added its new Majesta oversized, double hung, wood windows to its growing collection of more than 1,000 two- and three-dimensional window and door models. Along with these models and its Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, Kolbe provides design professionals with free webinars on effectively using its Revit® and Google™ SketchUp models to expedite architectural project details.

Kolbe's easy-to-use models can be managed and manipulated to link with external data sources allowing users to instantly compile quantity takeoffs. The company continues to earn positive responses for helping address BIM needs.

"I use Kolbe’s models as an office standard, anywhere it’s applicable," says E. Jedd Crowder, project manager and Revit specialist at River Street Architecture in Chattanooga, Tenn. "I've fought with trying to create custom window and door models, so I appreciate the things that no one sees. I like how Kolbe approached its family creation from the BIM perspective, how it uses parameter tabling, and the way it covers exterior trim and other options with minor modifications."

The new models for Majesta double hung, wood windows are located in:
Kolbe’s Web site <http://www.kolbe-kolbe.com/>
Google™ 3D Warehouse <http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?q=kolbe&styp=m&btnG=Search>
RevitCity <http://www.revitcity.com/downloads.php?action=search&keywords=kolbe&user_name=&sort=score>

Majesta's made-to-order units are available in sizes as large as 6x12-feet with high-performance glass, as well as a selection of hardware, colors and finishes. Whether used in new construction or renovation, Majesta windows suit hotels, historic properties, converted warehouses and other commercial and mixed-use spaces.

Kolbe's Majesta windows can be specified as all-wood or as low-maintenance aluminum-clad windows. Optional wood species include those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which can be coupled with energy-efficient glass choices to support ENERGY STAR®, Green Globes™, and LEED® Rating System™.
 
"The performance, detail and options that Kolbe has to offer architects and their customers are best represented visually," says Cindy Bremer, Kolbe’s director of marketing. "Our most recent webinar participants have shared this perspective and told us that BIM and 3-D models help them more easily communicate the features and benefits to both contractors and homeowners."

To learn about upcoming webinars or to request personalized assistance with Kolbe's BIM tools and 3-D models, please e-mail Laura Smith, Kolbe’s architectural CAD coordinator at architects@kolbe-kolbe.com.


What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co, Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.

 

 
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