22nd June 2016
ESH Construction, part of the Esh Group, has become one of the first North East companies to be awarded a prestigious ‘BIM’ construction industry accreditation.
The BIM (Building Information Modelling level 2 certification involves digitally managing information on building projects to speed up and optimise processes.
Digital files are created to be shared between companies involved, from architects and consultants to build, fit-out, operations and management.
BIM aims to achieve a 20 percent reduction in carbon levels across the construction industry and Esh Construction is one of the first to achieve full accreditation.
Where appropriate the firm will use BIM across all of its divisions – to benefit clients and subcontractors – saving time and money and mitigating risk.
Paul Errington, Esh Construction’s Design and Bid Manager, welcomed the award of the certification, and said it reflects the continuing development of the company as an industry leader – and the exceptional skills of its workforce.
BIM accreditation is an assurance of quality, recognised by those procuring work. We have already used it on some of our projects, for example the Thirteen Group Headquarters and Fusion Hive for Teesside University in Middlesbrough; and Ashington High School,for Northumberland County Council and Howard Street, Newcastle, for Home Group.
“BIM Level 2 is mandatory for companies bidding for government work worth more than £2m, and this certification undoubtedly opens up further opportunities for Esh Construction,” said Paul.