The BIM (Building Information Modelling) Object Assurance is a data validation service created by the BBA to help all those who created building products provides specifiers and architects in the Building and Construction industry with greater peace of mind when using Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects in their building models.
Designed to help your organisation and project supply chains demonstrate compliance with the relevant BIM standards associated with the certification that you hold. Regardless of whether your organisation is directly working within the 3D modelling environment, you should recognise that your organisation is sharing construction and asset information.
Achieving BIM Certification demonstrates that you are able to operate to the Government’s BIM Level 2 requirements with respect to BIM Execution Planning, Asset Management, and Security; along with bypassing aspects of tender requirements.
What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a collaborative way of working, underpinned by the digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining our assets.
BIM embeds key product and asset data and a 3-dimensional computer model that can be used for effective management of information throughout a project lifecycle – from earliest concept through to operation. BIM processes are ‘mainstream’ to both new buildings/infrastructure and have further potential in ‘retrofit’ and ‘refurbishment’ projects when complementary workflows such as laser scanning and rapid energy analysis are employed. BIM technology should be seen as a ‘collaboration’ between the construction sector and the software industries and creates an environment in which there are opportunities and synergies for both.
If applied correctly BIM is a reliable process which leads to lower costs, improved energy efficiency, reduced environmental impacts, improved security and health & safety for assets. Data can be available in real-time and allows stakeholders to make more informed decisions backed by increasingly reliable intelligence.
As of April 2016, the Government mandated BIM as a requirement for all centrally procured Government projects (in England and Wales). In April 2017 the Scottish Government followed suit.