Aliva Air named Developers’ Choice at BIMobject Awards 2016

Aliva’s ultra-lightweight cladding solution, Aliva Air, has won this year’s ‘Developers’ Choice of BIM Object’ at the BIMobject Awards. The winners were announced during BIMobject LIVe in Malmö, Sweden, on 2 November 2016.


Aliva Air is our solution for architects and contractors who wish to use stone, glass, GRC or ceramic cladding in combination with lightweight, modern construction methods.

Panels are formed from a layer of stone, ceramic, glass or GRC (approx. 10mm). This is cut and then bonded to composite panels with a stainless steel backing, using a patented and BBA accredited production system.

As well as being ultra-lightweight, the panels can be manufactured in larger formats than traditional cladding – up to 4.5m by 1.5m.

According to BIMobject, the nominees in the ‘Developers’ Choice of BIM Object’ category were chosen based on the developers’ experiences when working with products and on user success stories. The products share a common trait of providing the biggest benefits for the construction industry, but also being fun to work with.

On winning the award, Aliva UK MD James Ormerod said: “It is fantastic that Aliva Air has been recognised in this way, particularly when it was among such a competitive field of nominees. To have been selected based on the positive experiences of developers makes this award all the more special, because it shows that Aliva Air is making a real difference to our customers.”