Multidisciplinary design consultancy Khatib & Alami has been recognised for its international Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards after achieving globally recognised certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Khatib & Alami is now able to use the BSI Kitemark for achieving BIM for design, construction and commissioning in accordance with ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2 following a company-wide assessment of the firm’s projects by the BSI, including client satisfaction and collaborative engagement with the delivery team.
The ISO 19650 standards provide a structured process to support BIM implementation on projects. This creates a common approach that improves collaboration and understanding among the design team while improving cost and time efficiency.
Sam Faekk, BIM Manager at Khatib & Alami said: “Having a consistent set of internationally recognised standards adds enormous value for design teams, especially with large-scale projects which frequently involve multinational teams working from different office locations.
“Khatib & Alami started its BIM certification journey in 2019, when we gained BSI BIM Level 2, and we’re delighted to have attained this next level across all of our design centres.
“It represents an important step within our wider digitalisation strategy, which is ultimately aimed at driving continuous improvement in all aspects of our work for clients and end-users.”
Headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, Khatib & Alami was established over 50 years ago by two university professors. The multidisciplinary urban and regional planning, architectural and engineering consultancy operates primarily across the Middle East & Africa, Levant, Central and South-East Asia, and Europe and has worked on some of the world’s most challenging projects, from iconic buildings and transformational masterplans to record-breaking rail networks and life-critical water supplies.