Steel Construction Building Information Modelling (BIM) Charter

The UK Government’s requirement for Stage 2 maturity Building Information Modelling (BIM) on all central government projects means the construction industry needs to know which suppliers are BIM compliant.

BCSA steelwork contractors can demonstrate compliance through the Steel Construction BIM Charter, which enables companies to be certified against the requirements of PAS 91:2013+A1:2017 outlined below by achieving BIM according to the ISO 19650 series.

Steel Construction BIM Charter membership certifies compliance with PAS 91:2013+A12017 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 BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018
  • The company has a documented policy, systems and procedures to achieve Stage 2 maturity as defined by BS EN ISO 19650-1:2018
  • 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 BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018
  • The company has arrangements for training employees in BIM related skills and assessment of their capabilities

Steel Construction BIM Charter membership also certifies compliance with PAS 91:2013+A1:2017 section 4.2 table 7 question O3-Q6 through the supply chain assessment requirements stated in section 5.3.3 of BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 and specifically considering the following:

  • Supplier BIM assessment – 5.3.3a)-b)
  • Supplier information technology (IT) assessment – 5.3.3c)
  • Supplier resource assessment – 5.3.3a)-c)

The certification process requires companies to carry out an online assessment, which is then followed up by an onsite audit. Certified companies are provided with a comprehensive document summarising the company’s BIM capability, which they can then provide to the supply chain.

The BCSA’s online directories mean clients and main contractors can see which companies have been assessed against the BIM Charter, with the Charter providing a simple way to prequalify steelwork contractors as BIM compliant.

If you are interested in gaining the BCSA BIM Charter, please contact:

Lorraine MacKinder

Membership Manager

Lorraine’s role is to provide membership administration to all members of BCSA. Lorraine is responsible for the RQSC Buildings and Bridgeworks assessment administration, new member administration, organisation of regional meetings, annual general meetings and in-house meetings. Lorraine has over 17 years experience as an administration manager and personal assistant.

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  • Assessment
  • Administration
  • Member queries
  • New member enquiries
  • Meeting organisation

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