Modular construction specialists McAvoy awarded BRE BIM certification first

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The McAvoy Group who specialise in modular buildings for the health, education and hospitality sectors have become the first UK offsite construction company to achieve BRE BIM Level 2 business systems certification.

This means that McAvoy can demonstrate compliance with the UK Government’s new BIM Level 2 requirement for centrally procured construction projects which came into effect yesterday (4 April 2016).

McAvoy’s Design Manager, David Clark said ‘By harnessing BIM we can ensure all aspects of design and planning is shared and all team members are working to the same standards. Our specialist design teams have been using BIM to develop virtual models of our building spaces and construction processes thereby providing our clients with a full understanding of their building concept as the design progresses for several years.’

With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Northern Ireland, McAvoy has delivered over 3 million m2 of modular accommodation for the private and public sectors.

BRE Group Director for BIM Guy Hammersley said ‘This is a fantastic achievement for McAvoy, the potential for modular construction to meet the demands of public sector building procurement is significant – BIM compliance puts McAvoy is a great position to capitalise on these opportunities.’

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.

For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, email linda.mckeown@bre.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITOR

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

McAvoy Group Whether it’s permanent offsite, modular build or modular hire, we are the principal contractor that can respond with an off-site construction format that will accommodate any need and purpose. With a history that spans 40 years, we boast a portfolio of high quality, time-efficient construction solutions built off-site and delivered to a range of sectors. Our design and build projects range from complete permanent buildings, extensions to existing buildings and hire products. Some of these projects are delivered using a combination of modular and traditional construction techniques and others wholly manufactured at our efficient and modern purpose built facilities extending to 120,000 sq feet of factory space over two sites. www.mcavoygroup.com