This makes Harvey the first subcontractor that the British Standards Institution has verified to its BIM scheme for PAS 1192-2 information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects.
BSI has also verified architect AHR to deliver Tier 2 services.
AHR, which is also certified to deliver Tier 1 services, and Harvey Group join several main contractors who have already achieved verification since the launch of the scheme in December 2015, including BAM Construct UK, Skanska UK and Balfour Beatty.
The PAS 1192-2 scheme was developed by BSI to support the requirement for all government building and infrastructure projects in the UK to have level 2 BIM compliance by the end of 2016. Developed with input from influential industry stakeholders, the scheme aims to help designers and contractors, as well as their supply chains, to provide evidence that they have the capability to deliver projects using Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Harvey Group planning manager Robert Hall said: “Achieving verification to deliver construction projects at BIM Level 2 for Design & Construction is really important to our organisation. It will enable us to enhance both existing and new relationships with main contractors by giving them confidence that we are taking the necessary steps to become BIM-ready.”
Andy Butterfield, BSI product certification director of built environment said: “BIM is becoming increasingly vital for those working in the construction industry and not just for main contractors but for those within their supply chain also. Organisations must be able to demonstrate how BIM-ready they are in order to be considered for commercial projects both now and in the future. Those main contractors who wish to better manage their supply chain will require subcontractors to demonstrate their capability to deliver projects using BIM, and we’re delighted to have been able to support Harvey Group and AHR in doing so.”