A London housebuilder has become only the second developer in the UK to achieve a high-profile credential for data quality.
Telford Homes, one of the capital’s leading residential and mixed-use developers, has achieved Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 Kitemark accreditation.
Husam Mostafa, Telford Homes’ technical director, said the achievement positions the company at the “forefront of digital transformation” in the UK’s built environment industry, adding it will also assist in meeting the government’s plans for the Building Safety Act.
“The BIM Kitemark accreditation stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry,” he said.
“BIM accreditation – as both a developer and a contractor – places Telford Homes in an excellent position to secure institutional investment for our industry-leading projects, with faster and efficient processes, reduced uncertainty,and on-site waste, and improved safety; all by-products of an impressive BIM system.”
The BIM accreditation was granted following a three-day audit of the company, passing as both a developer and a contractor. Only the second developer in the UK to receive the kitemark, Telford Homes is also just the fifth to do so in Europe.
BIM is groundbreaking approach that manages information throughout the entire life cycle of a built asset, from initial design, through procurement to construction, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning.
By utilising digital modelling, BIM is said to facilitate seamless collaboration between various stakeholders such as architects, engineers, funders, owners, contractors and subcontractors within a common data environment.
It allows all stakeholders to communicate and coordinate effectively while providing crucial insights into potential impacts.
The BIM Level 2 Kitemark sets the industry benchmark for best practice, consolidating all project and asset information, documentation and data at the design and construction phases of a project using BIM processes.
It is an essential part of the UK BIM Framework, which marks a fundamental step towards the digital transformation of the country’s construction sector.
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