BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification
Frankham has achieved BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification in accordance with the Government’s Built Environment Construction Strategy to support to our in-house BIM Accredited Professional Staff. Frankham have been working with the BRE Academy to ensure the we are capable to work within a BIM compliant project delivery process in line with BS1192 and PAS 1192-2 BIM Specifications. The certification covers our core discipline teams within Sidcup and Oxford where our BIM Task Teams are based.
What is BIM?
Building Information Modelling or ‘BIM’ is a collaborative way of working, a process and an attitude which is underpinned by a variety of digital technologies and organisation methods which facilitate full coordinated design, construction and management to unlock more efficient approaches for designing, constructing and maintaining building, infrastructure and site assets.
The implementation of BIM processes promotes better communication with the client, greater understanding within the project team and provides the ability to produce a more integrated information and design outputs.
BIM is not a software, a replacement for CAD or even only 3D modelling, its use requires a change in thought, in people, processes and technology. It encourages transparent and collaborative working not only within the design team but with the client stakeholders, construction team and all the supply chain partners.
Public sector clients are now requesting BIM Management from their supply chain teams and since 4th April 2016, Government funded teams are engaging Information Managers on all central government procured projects. Projects include both new build and refurbishment schemes which are in some way funded through central government teams including the likes of the EFA, Environment Agency or the Ministry of Defence.
Several other Government and non-Government organisations are now actively seeking the benefits and efficiencies from BIM delivery management outside of the mandate through their tender processes and team engagements.
In the coming months BIM is due to evolve to the next stage with the release of the International BIM Standard ISO 19650-1 & 2. These guidance standards are based on the current UK BIM Level 2 specifications. Frankham will look to be at the forefront of understanding and implementing the updated standards and educating our clients to ensure that they secure the full benefit of Building Information Modelling and Management delivery.
For further information please contact:
Richard White, BSc Hons ACIAT, Group BIM Manager
email@example.com. T: 01865 322500
Richard is an Autodesk Revit Certified Accredited Professional.