BAM and Skanska have become the first contractors to receive the BSI’s new PAS1192-2 accreditation for BIM.

PAS1192-2 is the first level of a brand new BSI accreditation, which will in time be developed into a new BSI Kitemark standard, measuring information management capability.

After several months working to standardise and formalise our information management policies, procedures and systems in line with PAS 1192-2 requirements, we successfully passed the audit and were awarded the new accreditation.

Andy Butterfield from the BSI Group, said: “BSI is delighted to announce BAM as one of the very first organisations to be awarded verification certification to PAS1192-2. This is a great achievement and sets BAM on the path to achieving the BSI Kitemark which will be launched in 2016.”

BAM’s Digital Construction Manager, Mark Taylor, explains: “This accreditation is an important first step on our journey to meeting the Government’s mandate next year, but there’s still further work to do.

"We now need to work towards defining our operational requirements for information management, aligning our other business processes, developing internal education modules and evaluating and developing the skills of our supply chain. Over the coming year we’ll need the support of the whole business.”