Plowman Craven is the first survey company and BIM consultancy in the UK to achieve BSI Kitemark certification to reflect the new international standards for BIM. Following a comprehensive audit from BSI, Plowman Craven has gained the coveted BSI Kitemark for BIM to reflect BS EN ISO 19650, which includes both Part 1 (Concept and principles) and Part 2 (delivery phase of assets). These international standards cover the organisation and digitisation of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including Building Information Modelling.
The Kitemark also includes BS 1192-4, which ensures the fulfilment of the employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie as part of the collaborative production of information standard. As well as delivering survey information models, Plowman Craven is now certified as a Lead Appointed Party to perform the role of the employer’s BIM representative, information manager and BIM co-ordinator.
The BSI Kitemark is the highest attainable level of BIM certification from BSI and is only achieved by organisations that can physically prove that they are delivering to the required standards. With this certification Plowman Craven is well placed to deliver industry best practice in the field of BIM. Coupled with this is a commitment to providing clients with an unbiased source of BIM advice, knowledge and expertise.
Certification also puts the company in a strong position to support new and existing clients in the delivery of survey information models and BIM consultancy services through its BIM Centre of Excellence, and reflects a commitment to the adoption and championing of BIM, not only within the business but across the wider property and infrastructure industries.
Commenting on the Kitemark certification, Plowman Craven Director, David Norris, said: “Achieving certification against BS EN ISO 19650 represents a significant milestone on Plowman Craven’s BIM journey, and reflects our passion, professionalism and drive towards excellence. Since 2011 we have been setting the benchmark for geospatial BIM consultancy and this certification underlines our continued commitment to better outcomes for our clients and projects.”
Andy Butterfield, Managing Director, Global Built Environment at BSI said: “Huge congratulations to Plowman Craven for being amongst the first group of organisations – and the first dedicated survey company and BIM consultancy in the UK to achieve BSI Kitemark certification to reflect ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2. This demonstrates their commitment to best practice when using BIM and will provide numerous benefits, including giving clients confidence that they are working with partners at the highest possible standard.”