AHR becomes first architecture led practice to be officially certified ‘BIM ready’

AHR is the first architecture led practice to be certified by BSI to deliver construction projects at BIM Level 2 for Design & Construction.

This verification, which took place during the course of March 2016, covers all aspects of the business, including Architecture, Building Surveying, Geomatics and Landscape Design.

Exemplar Project Management and Design Management are at the heart of AHR’s BIM offer. This third party verification by BSI formally acknowledges the practice’s capability in delivering BIM Level 2 projects, as defined by PAS 1192-2:2013, BS1192-4:2014 and BS 1192:2007’.

AHR’s achievement ties neatly in with the UK Government mandate that all centrally funded building and infrastructure projects in the UK are required to use Level 2 BIM. AHR is now able to offer assurance when tendering for work that it is able to deliver this requirement.

Bryan Hamilton, Director at AHR, said:

“Having been early adopters of BIM, AHR has sought to remain at the forefront of developing BIM practices and, as the first architecture led practice to receive BSI verification, our clients and collaborators can be confident that our working methods have been independently and rigorously assessed.”

Andy Butterfield, Global Head of Construction, Product Certification at BSI said:

“It’s great to see that AHR is committed to being compliant with the requirements for PAS 1192-2 covering Design and Construction for Level 2 BIM and that the scheme is continuing to gather momentum. Our certification has been developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders to ensure that it adds value and addresses the key issues which will help the construction industry with BIM implementation.”

The BSI system independently assesses businesses against the PAS 1192-2 standard, which sets out how to share information on BIM projects and lists the requirements for BIM Level 2.