The BIM Level 2 Kitemark is the benchmark in best practice and demonstrates our commitment to embracing new technologies and collaborative working, while underpinning the BIM competencies of our teams.
We believe in collective understanding and collaboration. BIM is grounded in clear collaborative engagement of the delivery team and all stakeholders. It’s why the government requires it for all public funded construction work, and why we promote it in private sector projects too.
BIM keeps things simple. All members of the delivery team use their own 3D models, which are then ‘federated’ into a combined model with shared responsibility. This model includes a wealth of design and performance data, as well as product information to help improve the return on your project and construction process.
By having a structured approach to sharing information between the professional design and construction teams, as well as the building operator, the benefits speak for themselves.
Whether minimising plant space whilst ensuring all systems and services can be easily installed and are fully maintainable, or resolving conflicts, reducing re-works – effective communication and knowledge transfer is integral. This is true, whether converting models into schedules with quantities, products and equipment that can be switched for alternatives at the click of a button, through to answering questions early in the project to eliminate grey areas.
But it doesn’t stop here. We’ve already started our journey to deliver Level 3 BIM and are looking for likeminded industry partners to collaborate with on this. Level 3 takes the principles of Level 2 on to enable interconnected digital design of different elements in a cloud environment. Best of all it helps to extend the BIM approach into the operational assets, over their full lifecycle.