CIMIC Group companies, CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia, UGL, Sedgman, Pacific Partnerships and EIC Activities, are the first Australasian companies to achieve Kitemark certification for excellence in Building Information Modelling (BIM) in design and construction.
It was awarded to the companies from international standards leader, the British Standards Institution (BSI).
The certification is recognised as an international benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and project delivery.
CIMIC Group CEO, Michael Wright, said it is recognition of the group's engineering capability which takes a fully integrated approach to BIM, Quality Assurance and Asset Management across the lifecycle of a project.
“Digital engineering, such as BIM, is a critical capability that improves value for clients and end users. It creates greater certainty during project delivery and greater efficiency during the operation and maintenance of the ultimate assets,” Wright said.
“At the completion of construction, clients gain a user-friendly and high quality digital asset that truly complements the quality of the built asset.
“Advanced use of BIM also better positions our clients to leverage technology in the management of their assets.”
CIMIC Group’s companies integrate digital information with decision-making by efficiently connecting, testing and addressing all inputs from project stakeholders including clients, city authorities and wider communities.
The Group uses that information to enhance value, such as better mitigating impacts on surrounding urban and natural environments and improving people’s movement and access to infrastructure and its services.
The approach is already advancing the development of smart, sustainable cities and industries – improving environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes. Internationally, BSI is the governing body that creates digital engineering and BIM standards in design.
BSI’s assessment and certification recognises and endorses all nominated CIMIC Group companies for digital engineering compliance, to the specific standards PAS 1192-2, BS 1192-2 and BS 1192-4 with BSI Kitemark certification, being the highest certification of excellence to those standards.