Ahead of next year’s level 2 deadline, Bam Construct and Skanska have both passed an assessment to verify that they have the latest capability to deliver projects using Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The PAS 1192-2 standard sets out how to share information on BIM projects and lists the requirements for BIM Level 2. Both companies went through an onsite audit which assessed their procedures for the processes in PAS 1192-2. The audit also assessed staff competency in this area and looked at the complaints procedure. From 2016, all government building and infrastructure projects in the UK must have level 2 BIM compliance.
Bam Construct UK business systems and quality manager Colin Pryor said: “We’re delighted to have received verification to PAS 1192-2 by BSI. BIM is a major driver influencing the direction of the construction industry both in the UK and abroad and we’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with BSI during the development of this scheme. In addition, with the UK government requiring all centrally procured government contracts to be compliant with BIM Level 2 by 2016, this verification will provide assurance to those within our supply chain that we are capable of delivering projects using BIM.”
Skanska UK BIM and digital engineering operations manager David Throssell said: “We’re very pleased to be one of the first companies to be verified by BSI to PAS 1192-2. This allows us to demonstrate to our customers and supply chain that we have the capability to deliver projects using BIM. We’ve worked closely with BSI to ensure that the verification scheme adds value and addresses the key challenges that the construction industry faces around BIM.”
BSI offers training to make sure companies understand and can implement the requirements of PAS 1192-2.
BSI global head of construction and product certification Andy Butterfield added: “This verification scheme will be of huge benefit to construction companies involved in public sector projects as well as those companies within the construction supply chain including private sector building, civil, infrastructure, refurbishment and new-build projects both in the UK and abroad. The new schemes have been developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders to ensure that they add value and address the key issues which will help the construction industry with BIM implementation.”
A BSI Kitemark for BIM Design and Construction will also be developed in 2016 which will incorporate verification to PAS 1192-2.
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