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BAM ‘flies the kite’ for digital standards

22 March 2020 | By Andrew Pring

BAM Construct UK has become one of the first firms in the UK to become accredited to Kitemark standard for BIM.

The company has received its official certification from chartered business company the British Standards Institute (BSI).

As a business that works in a range of built environment disciplines we have a lot to gain from the seamless coordination and integration of these, not just internally, but with our clients, their partners, and our supply chain.– Andrew Pryke, BAM

BSI’s ISO 19650-1:2018 and ISO 19650-2:2018 are the new international standards for managing information using BIM. They are the first of the ISO 19650 series and supersede BS 1192 (principles) and PAS 1192-2 (capital/delivery phase).

The standards apply to those involved in the procurement, design, construction and/or commissioning of built assets; and also those involved in delivering asset management activities, including operations and maintenance.

Andy Butterfield, managing director of built environment at BSI, said: “Back in 2016, BAM was among the first organisations in the UK to achieve BSI BIM verification certification.

“It’s a real achievement for this certification to have been upgraded to the BSI Kitemark for BIM to reflect ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2. These international standards, alongside training, are providing forward-thinking organisations like BAM with the tools to help future-proof their business. We’re proud to continue our partnership with BAM, supporting it to demonstrate best practice with implementing digital transformation.”

BAM was the first tier one contractor to achieve the initial BIM certification (PAS1192-2:2013). The new Kitemark will involve annual audits.

BAM’s Andrew Pryke, director of BAM Design and head of digital, said: “As a business that works in a range of built environment disciplines – development, design, construction, facilities management and engineering – we have a lot to gain from the seamless coordination and integration of these, not just internally, but with our clients, their partners, and our supply chain.

“That is why it is important to us that clients can see we not only talk about digital construction and our collaborative ethos, but that there is independent evidence to back up what we say and the processes behind how we work.”