Whether you require Tips and Advice about radiators, plate heat exchangers or heating systems in general AEL have the technical expertise to provide guidance on your system design and which products are best suited to your application.
Should you not find the answer to your problem in our “Tips and Advice” articles and require any help feel free to contact our technical sales office.
Delivery Terms & Conditions
- AEL will contact you during the next working day to discuss a convenient delivery date of your order.
- Orders delivered by road transport are delivered to the nearest convenient hard standing position and the consignee is responsible for offloading.
- Standard delivery is between 9am and 5pm on weekdays only, prices for timed deliveries and weekend deliveries can be provided by our sales office upon request.
- Please note that missed deliveries can be rescheduled and are chargeable.
- We're open 9am to 5pm weekdays with Saturday collections possible by prior arrangement.
- Please note that Cast Iron Radiators are heavy so we advise that you double check the weight of your order and the maximum weight your vehicle can carry as AEL can accept no responsibility for the suitability of your vehicle.
WHAT IS BIM or BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING ?
BIM or Building Information Modelling is a method of providing Architects, Engineers and Construction Professionals with mm accurate 3D modelling and a digital description of every component used in the design of a building such as AEL Radiators and Plate Heat Exchangers.
Using BIM gives Construction Professionals the confidence of knowing that the specified equipment is suitable for the space provided with other components and that the technical information that is automatically provided ensures the equipment will operate as required LINK.
BIM is not CAD, CAD is a drafting tool to create representational lines and arcs whereas BIM provides a rotational digital 3D image of the specified equipment or component that is supported with technical information such as size, height, weight, flowrate, temperature etc.
AEL Radiators and Plate Heat Exchangers are available to upload from the BIMSTORE
The use of BIM has been mandatory for public construction projects since 2018 and in all infrastructure projects during July 2019 and the pace of change has meant that most UK Architects and Professional design engineers are all using BIM with the numbers dramatically increasing each year.
In many countries, the use of BIM is mandatory for new building and infrastructure projects. These include Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Vietnam.
One very popular feature of BIM is the BIM viewer that allows you to walk through your design. It is not always easy to explain a building plan with clarity to your client with technical drawings even if you completely understand the project, but being able to virtually walk clients through every room in a 3D building and see every fixture and component in place is a great asset when presenting a project.