NEWS: BSI introduces BIM Kitemark

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SI Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 to act as seal of approval for companies qualified to deliver projects at the design and construction phase

BSI (British Standards Institution) has introduced a new Kitemark for BIM (Building Information Modelling), to help construction businesses around the world prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase. The first organisations worldwide to achieve the Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 are Balfour Beatty Plc, BAM Ireland, BAM Construct UK Ltd, Gammon Construction Ltd, Skanska UK Plc and voestapline Metsec Plc. #

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. The BSI Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 Information management 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. It is aimed at both Tier 1 and non-Tier 1 organisations and is said to provide the most robust measurement of a company’s delivery of BIM projects, certifying businesses for their diligence in design and construction, supply chain management and delivery of customer service excellence.

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 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. 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 & Construction phase.

PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling is an existing code of practice for the collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. PAS 1192-2 builds upon BS 1192:2007 which established the foundations for how to share information collaboratively within a common data environment (CDE). The purpose of the PAS is to define the procedures required for BIM Level 2, including mandating the use of the CDE.

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