We are delighted to announce that the practice has successfully secured Building Information Modelling (BIM) Certification from Stroma, a prominent certification body within the construction industry.
The certification complies with the Government’s mandate for BIM Level 2 on all centrally procured public sector contracts and demonstrates compliance in delivering to PAS 1192-2 standard as a Task Team.
Embarking on our BIM journey over 5 years ago with only a small number of the team undergoing training in Autodesk Revit, the practice has since developed a strong track record for delivering BIM lead projects. Over half of the staff now use Revit software on a regular basis.
Nick Hewitson, Architect, Watson Batty Architects said, “We have been utilising the benefits of BIM, such as collaboration, clash detection and increased production efficiency for the past 5 years. The certification now provides clients with further confidence that our practice has embraced BIM to a Level 2 standard. The certification strengthens how we can further develop and bring the benefits of BIM to our clients. Virtual reality, cost analysis and FM integration are just some of the avenues we’ll be exploring as we move forward.”
Peter White, Watson Batty Architects (Managing Director), added: Our ethos is ‘Future Built’. Attaining this certification is another exciting step forward for the practice, on our continual drive to provide the very best service to our clients. The use of Revit in the office along with the integration of BIM into our working procedures has allowed us to streamline our processes, provide our information with greater detail and clarity, and allowed us to co-ordinate with clients and project teams with an intimacy never previously possible. Without doubt BIM is here to stay at Watson Batty Architects.
Obtaining this certification enables Watson Batty to provide further confidence to their clients and employers of their BIM capability whilst helping them identify their role in the construction lifecycle in the context of BIM.