Willmott Dixon’s certification applies across all its construction, residential and interiors activities. Its aim is to have BIM expertise in every office rather than a central team for the group to call on.
The company is increasingly relying on building information modelling (BIM) for projects, including the National Space Technology Centre in Oxford and three secondary schools in Liverpool, a new home for the Met Office’s supercomputer in Exeter and national colleges for High Speed Rail in Birmingham and Doncaster.
Garry Fannon, head of BIM for Willmott Dixon’s construction business, said: “BIM 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.”
He said: “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.”
Richard Kelsey, head of BIM at Willmott Partnership Homes, said: “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 process.”
Willmott Dixon Interiors BIM manager Amador Caballero 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.”