customers are set to benefit from BIM on their projects after Willmott Dixon
became the first contractor to achieve company-wide BRE Global BIM Level 2
Certification for use across its entire construction, residential and interiors
more public and private sector clients seek to use BIM (Building Information
Modelling) to enhance efficiency on their capital projects, Willmott Dixon has
made a significant investment to equip it with experts based in every office
that are certified to provide BIM Level 2.
The HS2 college in Birmingham is using BIM
company is using BIM on an increasing number of projects, including delivering
£100 million of projects for Birmingham City University, the National Space
Technology Centre in Oxford and three secondary schools in Liverpool creating
nearly 5,000 places. It is currently using BIM to build a new home for the Met
Office’s supercomputer in Exeter as well as national colleges for High Speed
Rail in Birmingham and Doncaster.
will expand with a network of BIM experts in every Willmott Dixon office who
can advise and guide clients who are keen to embrace the visualisation
technology at an early stage in the project cycle.
Fannon, Head of BIM for Willmott Dixon’s construction business, said:
provides huge benefits that enable all teams to work better throughout the
construction process to achieve the high quality finish we expect. Being a
recognised provider of BIM Level 2 means we are also well positioned to meet
the Government mandate for BIM use on public funded projects.”
The National Space
Technology Centre in Oxford used BIM
means each customer now has access to a dedicated BIM manager for a ‘soft
take-off’ on projects as they opt to use a technology that delivers reduced
risk on their project as well as more cost certainty and better multi-team
collaboration during construction of their asset.
embed the process further in the supply chain, the company is also about to
roll out a national supply chain BIM initiative that will enable hundreds of
SME to be conversant with the technology.
Archbishop Blanch in Liverpool was the third secondary school in Liverpool we built using BIM
While we don’t mandate BIM level 2 as it requires total buy in and
input from our customer and their team, we do advocate it as a better way of
achieving certainty of outcome.”
is part of the Government’s strategy to improve efficiency in the construction
industry by designing, creating and managing projects through virtual modelling
of product and asset data. Willmott Dixon worked closely with BRE to ensure all
processes and procedures align with PAS119-2 as well as ensuring each business
quality management system did the same.
adds, “This is the most comprehensive BIM compliance in the industry and is
part of our goal to offer expertise in every office rather than calling on a
One Central Square in Cardiff was built using BIM
Kelsey, who heads up BIM at Willmott Partnership Homes continues, “It’s a huge
milestone to be the first residential construction company to achieve Level 2.
BIM level 2 allows us to offer robust design, control risk and offer the client
the information they require to make further savings in managing the FM
Caballero, BIM manager at Willmott Dixon Interiors adds, “Implementing BIM on
fit-out projects is now a viable objective for clients and with our skill-set
at Interiors, the challenge is no longer as great as it used to be.”