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nBIM1605British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) steelwork contractors are now able to demonstrate compliance with Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) with the launch of the Steel Construction BIM Charter.

The UK Government’s requirement for Level 2 BIM on all central government projects means the construction industry wants to know which suppliers are BIM compliant.

The Steel Construction BIM Charter means BCSA Member companies can now be certified against the requirements of both PAS 91:2013 and PAS 1192-2:2013 as outlined below.

Compliance with PAS 91:2013 section 4.2 table 8, and specifically that:

  • The company has the capability of working within a project using a ‘Common Data Environment’ as described in PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • The company has a documented policy, systems and procedures to achieve ‘Level 2 BIM’ maturity as defined by PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • The company has the capability of developing and delivering or working to (depending upon the role(s)) a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) as described in PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • The company has arrangements for training employees in BIM related skills and assessment of their capabilities.

Compliance with the supply chain assessment requirements outlined in PAS 1192-2:2013 and specifically defined in sections:

  • 6.4 Suppler BIM assessment form
  • 6.5 Supplier information technology (IT) assessment form
  • 6.6 Supplier resource assessment form

The certification process requires companies to carry out an online assessment, which is then followed up by an onsite audit.

Certified companies are provided with a comprehensive document summarising the company’s BIM capability, which they can then provide to the supply chain.

The BCSA’s online directories mean clients and main contractors can see which companies have been assessed against the BIM Charter, with the Charter providing a simple way to prequalify steelwork contractors as BIM compliant.

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