British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) steelwork contractors are now able to demonstrate compliance with Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) with the launch of the Steel Construction BIM Charter externallink.

The Steel Construction BIM Charter means BCSA Member companies can now be certified against the requirements of both PAS 91:2013 and PAS 1192-2:2013 as outlined below.

Compliance with PAS 91:2013 section 4.2 table 8, and specifically that:

  • The company has the capability of working within a project using a ‘Common Data Environment’ as described in PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • The company has a documented policy, systems and procedures to achieve ‘Level 2 BIM’ maturity as defined by PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • The company has the capability of developing and delivering or working to (depending upon the role(s)) a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) as described in PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • The company has arrangements for training employees in BIM related skills and assessment of their capabilities.

Compliance with the supply chain assessment requirements outlined in PAS 1192-2:2013 and specifically defined in sections:

  • 6.4 Supplier BIM assessment form
  • 6.5 Supplier information technology (IT) assessment form
  • 6.6 Supplier resource assessment form

The certification process consists of an online assessment and onsite audit. Companies who meet the requisite standard are provided with a comprehensive document summarising the company’s BIM capability, which they can then provide to the supply chain.

The BCSA maintains an online database externallinkshowing companies that have been assessed against the charter, making it easy for clients and contractors alike to ascertain steel work contractors' BIM compliance.

Related information externallink
The website of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA)