We at Caunton Engineering are delighted and proud to announce formal recognition of our BIM capabilities by achieving the coveted British Constructional Steelwork Association BIM Charter status for the past 6 years.
This important industry accreditation means our Clients can be confident that Caunton can and will successfully deliver their Level 2 BIM projects from virtual to reality.
Adoption of Level 2 BIM was mandated for all centrally procured UK government projects from the 4th of April 2016 but many private sector Clients are also realising the benefits that BIM processes can bring to their projects.
Where BIM processes have been adopted from the outset of a project we’ve seen:
- Better developed scheme designs, so more accurate and reliable tender sums
- Better construction designs, with detailed input from specialist contractors
- Better coordination of construction interfaces, leading to better quality assets
- Fewer RFI’s (requests for information) – if it works in the model it will work on site
- More efficient DTM’s (design team meetings) - problems easier to see and fixes easier to agree
- Better planning of logistics and construction activities, so more efficient construction programmes
- Fewer changes made on site, leading to improved Health and Safety
We actively engage with our Clients who understand the benefits that Level 2 BIM can bring and who want to build better, more reliable and profitable working relationships – as well as high quality assets.
We have invested heavily in the relevant software, Revit, Navisworks, Trimble Connect & Tekla Structures, enabling seamless co-ordination with our Clients, meeting their specific BIM requirements outlined in each BIM Execution Plan.
We know from experience the greatest benefits come about when key specialist contractors like Caunton are engaged early and work closely with the design team to develop detailed, construction designs from early concept designs.
We recognise this suggestion may appear to be at odds with current procurement practices but feel that if BIM is to be widely adopted and flourish, this cultural change must happen within the industry.
Having our ability to deliver Level 2 BIM formally recognised is testament to our on-going commitment to train our people, integrate our business processes, and develop new systems to achieve the benefits that using BIM properly can bring to the construction industry.