We have recently achieved the BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 accreditation from BSI, which relates to the organisation and digitisation of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including Building Information Modelling (BIM).
This accreditation verifies our BIM procedures on new building and infrastructure projects through an impartial third party. We were assessed on the robust set of procedures and systems we have implemented including our information management, design processes and supply chain partner approvals.
We worked closely with infinite BIM to develop the new processes and aligned them to the use of Procore, so there is clear step-by-step guidance for both internal team members and importantly the consultants, contractors and clients that we work with.
We are currently working to BIM level 2 on a number of projects - including Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House - to aid seamless exchange of information generated at the design stage. The process also aids clash detection through design process, allowing early assessments of costs, time and quality implications before construction, meaning changes can be made to reduce or eliminate risk.
BIM and digital construction capabilities are a key strategic focus, especially for our public sector and framework projects. The move from our PAS1192 verification to the new ISO standard was critical in supporting our aspirations to making digital construction ‘business as usual’.
Phil Lambourne, Head of Design and Information Management