BAM Construct UK and BAM Ireland achieve BSI Kitemark™ for PAS 1192-2, which acts as seal of approval for companies qualified to deliver projects at the design and construction phase.

BSI, the business standards company, launched a new Kitemark for Building Information Modelling (BIM) today to help construction businesses around the world prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase. BAM Construct UK and BAM Ireland are both among the first contractors to achieve the new Kitemark.

“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.”

Mark Taylor

Digital Construction Manager at BAM Construct UK

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.

Andy Butterfield, Product Certification Director of Built Environment at BSI, said: “In a competitive marketplace, companies delivering BIM projects need to find a way to differentiate themselves, regardless of whether they are tendering for public or private sector projects.”

The BSI Kitemark helps companies to demonstrate their commitment to best practice. Organisations holding the Kitemark will be routinely assessed, with a view to providing clients with complete confidence in their delivery to industry standards.

The BIM Kitemark builds on the verification scheme (PAS 1192-2) and involves sampling of completed projects, assessment of customer satisfaction through ISO 10004 Customer Satisfaction Guidelines for monitoring and measuring and uses additional assessment parameters through BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships. Like the verification scheme, the BSI Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 is an important component of BIM Level 2 and sets out the requirements for the design and construction phase.

The BSI Kitemark is one of the most recognisable trust marks and demonstrates that each Kitemark approved product or service has gone above and beyond the normal requirements to achieve the highest standards.

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