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28 May 2021
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LAMILUX BIM product configurator wins German Innovation Award in two categories

The new LAMILUX BIM and product configurator has won the German Innovation Award from the German Design Council in two categories – “Design Thinking” and “Excellence in Business to Business – Information Technologies | Industry Specific and Service Software”.

In order to offer architects, planners and roofers maximum convenience when configuring skylights independently, LAMILUX has developed the digital product configurator. The new version, launched in February 2021, offers more functions and digital access to a larger part of the LAMILUX product world in 2-D and 3-D.

The German Innovation Award are chosen by a jury of independent, interdisciplinary experts from industry, science, institutions and finance to honour cross-sector products and solutions that distinguish themselves primarily through user-centricity and added value compared to existing solutions. This is because: Innovations that shape the future and improve lives exist in all industries. Sometimes you see them at first glance – but often not. The German Innovation Award seeks to make great achievements visible to a wide audience and ensures successful market positioning.

The LAMILUX BIM and product configurator allows users to automatically generate dimensional drawings and 3D PDF data sheets during configuration. The configurations can be saved and shared via links. BIM objects can be configured directly from the architectural programmes Revit, ArchiCAD or Allplan using plug-ins, placed in the building, and modified in these programmes via a guided dialogue. LAMILUX is a pioneer in this field, but even apart from BIM, the configurator is of great benefit to all those who need product data with variant accuracy 24/7. “Customer benefit remains our driver. We are still a long way away from our digital goal. Instead, we want to go on the digital journey with our customers and develop new things together,” says Carsten Ficker, civil engineer and Head of BIM at LAMILUX.

LAMILUX has been manufacturing high-quality skylight systems made from composite, glass and aluminium for roughly 70 years. Architects, construction engineers, planners and roofers use LAMILUX CI systems when building industrial facilities, commercial buildings and industrial shed complexes as well as private residences. The purpose of these structures primarily consists in optimising the use of natural light and guiding it into building interiors. Fitted with controllable flap systems, they also serve as smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems (SHEVS) and energy-efficient building systems providing natural ventilation. The LAMILUX CI systems range includes a wide variety of different structures – from rooflights and continuous rooflights through to glass roof constructions in aesthetically pleasing shapes. The company also offers considerable expertise in developing and manufacturing building control systems for activating and automating both smoke and heat exhaust systems and ventilation and solar protection installations. In 2020, LAMILUX, with roughly 1200 employees, generated a turnover of 293 million euros in its two corporate divisions, LAMILUX Skylights and LAMILUX Composites: www.lamilux.com