Winning BIM Projects

Are you a follower or a leader?

Do you wait to be told you need to do something, or do you prepare your business beforehand? Are you an innovative leader who takes early action, or do you wait for others to experiment first?

There are a lot of misconceptions around BIM, specifically the work you need to do to become accredited and the necessity of its existence in construction projects.

Fortunately, there are plenty of people who see the benefits, and we are now seeing an increasing amount of PQQ and tender submissions requesting information ascertaining contractors’ abilities to deliver digital construction information – evidence or explanations of technologies and processes that signify the capability to deliver BIM projects within The UK BIM Framework.

The best thing you can do to be in the running for a BIM project, is of course to be proactive and begin your digital transformation, perhaps with the goal of gaining the BS EN ISO 19650 accreditation.

But for those that don’t yet have it, what’s the next best thing? Showing you’re willing to learn, or more importantly, that you are working towards the accreditation.

Whilst BIM isn’t yet a requirement for a lot of construction projects, it’s certainly desirable to have experience in. Currently, having gaps in knowledge, skills and resource isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker for clients when vetting tender submissions, but the willingness to engage in projects aiming to be delivered using BIM is necessary.

Showing you’re keen to learn and put the shift in will look much better than those saying they flat out do not have the qualifications. Or, better yet, why not start the process to become ISO 19650 accredited? You may find that there are aspects in your working processes that already meet criteria and so you can refer to these when tendering.

The worst thing you can do to is wait until a specific tender asks for BIM experience, or even until it becomes a national requirement. Then you’re on the backfoot. Beginning your journey now means you can be prepared for the future of construction and project requirements.

To avoid missing out on opportunities that have a BIM requirement, we can work with you to demonstrate a true understanding of how digital processes and technologies influence every aspect of a project and get you on track to become ISO 19650 certified.