“This recognition demonstrates Scottish organisations are increasingly mobilising for and implementing Level 2 BIM projects ahead of the April 2017 milestone…”
Edinburgh-based infrastructure, support services and construction specialist Robertson Group is celebrating this month after achieving BIM industry standard accreditation for resource efficiency well ahead of schedule.
The firm has achieved BIM Level 2 certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI) after demonstrating its compliance in accordance with BIM industry standards: PAS 1192-2:2013, BS 1192-4:2014 and BS 1192:2007.
The scheme, which was launched last year, is designed to make sure everyone involved in the construction process benefits from greater clarity, improved communication, less waste and an increase in efficiency. BIM Level 2 forms part of the UK Government’s efforts to modernise the construction industry, aiming to reduce capital cost and carbon emissions.
Bill Robertson, executive chairman of Robertson, said: “The ability to demonstrate Robertson’s Level 2 BIM capability is a significant milestone for our business, and gives our clients and supply chain further assurance that we utilise BIM to manage their project information throughout an asset’s delivery.
“We see the adoption of the latest technology, modern methods of construction and embracing BIM culture as key to attracting future generations of young people into our industry. Through our adoption we are engaging with future generations to offer new and exciting opportunities that give young people structured development and career prospects.”
Achieving Level 2 certification is the latest milestone for Robertson and comes after the group revealed record turnover of £453 million and its strongest ever forward order book in its latest set of financial results.
Robertson uses some of the latest technology within the construction industry for project delivery. Giving the whole of its supply chain training in and access to this technology allows Robertson to be seen as a partner of choice.
David Philp, chair of the SFT Scottish BIM Delivery Group and UK BIM Task Group, said: “It was fantastic to witness the Robertson Group achieve the BSI verification certificate for information management using BIM and compliance with Level 2 BIM Standards.
“This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to Robertson’s hard work in integrating these collaborative ways of digital working across the Group.
“This recognition demonstrates that Scottish organisations are increasingly mobilising for and implementing Level 2 BIM projects ahead of the April 2017 milestone. Robertson is proving, after half a century in business, how construction organisations are continually innovating, delivering added customer value and being at the vanguard of a digitised built environment.”