Business standards company BSI has today launched a new Kitemark for BIM, with BAM, Skanska and Balfour Beatty among the first companies to achieve the certification.
The BIM Kitemark aims to build on the verification scheme of PAS 1192-2 that BSI already offers, and will involve sampling of completed projects, assessment of customer satisfaction through ISO 10004 Customer Satisfaction Guidelines for monitoring and measuring and will use additional assessment parameters through BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships.
The BSI Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects is available to all companies that have already achieved verification stage and are certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.
According to BSI the Kitemark has been developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders to ensure that they add value and address the key issues that will help the construction industry with BIM implementation.
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 does just that, helping companies to demonstrate their commitment to best practice.
“BIM helps companies drive out waste and inefficiencies in their projects, reducing costs and environmental impact. Having the Kitemark for BIM will mean that companies are able to build their business in the new era of digital technology and access global markets, giving clients reassurance that they are working with partners at the highest possible standard.”
The first organisations to achieve the Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 are Balfour Beatty, BAM Ireland, BAM Construct UK, Gammon Construction, Skanska UK and voestalpine Metsec.
David Throssell, BIM and digital engineering operations manager at Skanska UK, commented: “The BSI Kitemark is a respected brand. Applied to our services it will reinforce client confidence and provide greater quality in the delivery of BIM projects.”
Mark Taylor, digital construction manager at BAM Construct UK, added: “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.’’