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Article Date: 11th March 2016

COMPCO Fire Systems - BIM Members of the BRE Academy

BRE Academy - BIM Member - BIM Practitioners - Fire Systems

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Last week Luke Ferguson, a designer based at our Head Office in Worcester took part in a 2 day course and exam to become a BIM Member and part of the BRE Academy. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a collaborative way of working which offers a more efficient method of design, creating and maintaining assets. Projects run under the BIM way of working have been shown to save money, time and resources. As of April 2016 all Government centrally procured public sector projects will require contractors to be BIM Level 2 compliant if they wish to tender. A lot of the private sector main contractors are also adopting a BIM way of working as well.

Taking place in the 2 day course and exams run by the BRE Academy means we can now apply a BIM Badge to all our drawings and documentation, which shows as a company we are BIM level 2 trained and compliant. Level 2 BIM involves the processes and procedures outlined in PAS 1192-2:2013 & BS 1192:2007. There are certain documents produced, such as the ‘BIM Execution Plan, that all trades adopt and follow, which ensures everyone is working together to achieve a common goal. BIM Level 2 also associates data with the objects and geometry within the 3D models.

Luke has another course coming up in the next few months, which will involve more exams and hard work but if he successfully passes we will become ‘BIM Practitioners’ which is the highest certification BRE currently offer under the BIM scheme and will show our commitment as a company to the BIM way of working. Well done Luke for all your hard work so far and good luck for the next course and exam!

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