BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new Kitemark for BIM (Building Information Modelling), helping construction businesses around the world prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase. The first organisations worldwide to achieve the Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 are Balfour Beatty Plc, BAM Ireland, BAM Construct UK Ltd, Gammon Construction Ltd, Skanska UK Plc and voestapline Metsec Plc.
BIM is an increasingly important part of the global construction market place, governments around the world are starting to make it a condition of contract. Seen as a game-changer for the construction industry, BIM is a collaborative way of working that uses digital technologies to enable more efficient methods of design and construction, ultimately driving out waste and inefficiency.
The Kitemark has 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.
Theo Cullinane, CEO, BAM Ireland explains: “Achieving this Kitemark clearly demonstrates to our clients and greater supply chain that we have the capability and expertise to deliver projects to the highest recognised BIM standards. Gaining this is an important and not insignificant recognition of the effort we have put into developing BAM’s business model in Ireland.”
Mark Taylor, Digital Construction Manager at BAM Construct UK Ltd comments: ‘BIM is a major driver for the digitisation of the construction industry, influencing its direction both in the UK and abroad. We were pleased to work with BSI and our peers to develop the certification, providing a clear assessment pathway to achieve the Kitemark. This will reassure clients and partners that we are working efficiently to the highest possible standards and that BIM processes are embedded within our systems.’
The BSI Kitemark is one of the most recognisable trust marks in existence today and demonstrates that each Kitemark approved product or service, has gone above and beyond the normal requirements to achieve the highest standards. For over a century, it has safeguarded consumers and helped businesses demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence across everyday goods such as locks and windows, gas appliances, motorcycle helmets and smoke detectors.