The Cardiff office of multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancy Opus is the latest of an increasing number of progressive organisations to achieve BRE Global’s BIM Level 2 business systems certification.
Headquartered in New Zealand and operating across the globe, Opus has a network of 12 offices in the UK, which provide services for public and private sector infrastructure and building projects. Earlier this year, Opus won the New Civil Engineer ’Company of the Year’ award which recognises organisations with progressive cultures, competencies and skillsets.
‘Independent recognition of our ability to operate expertly in a BIM Level 2 environment is something we are immensely proud of and marks a key milestone for both our organisation and our shift towards digital engineering’ said Adam Hiley UK BIM Lead for Opus. ‘BIM’s collaborative processes and methodologies are a tremendous asset to us, our clients and the continuous improvement of our value-generating services. We plan to extend the certification to all of our UK offices and across our global locations.’
‘Many congratulations to Opus,’said Guy Hammersley, BRE Group’s Director for BIM. ‘As a multi-faceted organisation with a significant reach, having recognised BIM capability will enable the business to drive down costs and increase value for its clients, initially on a local basis then nationally and internationally. The certification will not only serve to enhance its reputation and increase its competitiveness but also help drive global uptake by the sector as a whole.’
BRE Global’s BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification scheme assesses a business in relation to its BIM capability and policy as outlined in the PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91 standards. It also considers the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to implement BIM on a project.
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BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification scheme assesses a business, based at a single or multiple locations, in relation to the BIM policy and capability defined in PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91. It also assesses the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to carry out a BIM capability assessment. The scheme has been designed to enable certificated businesses to demonstrate compliance with PAS91-2013 section 4.2, so that they will not have to provide evidence of competence each time they undertake a tender.
BRE Global is an independent, third-party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market. Our testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in world-class facilities. BRE Global is part of the BRE Trust, the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment. www.bre.co.uk