Building Information Modelling (BIM) has redefined project delivery in the design and engineering industry, changing everything from the tools we use, the skills required, and the way we work with clients.
As one of the world‘s leading engineering, design and project management consultancies, Atkins has been helping shape the BIM movement since its inception. We have been strategically proactive in leading the exploitation of BIM and implementing it on our clients‘ projects. We recognised long ago that BIM represents the future of our industry.
In the past year alone, Atkins has been involved in more than 50 projects around the world where BIM has been successfully applied to deliver projects more efficiently and effectively traditional methods would have allowed. These projects were primarily delivered through a design-build process. With this approach the use of BIM has proven invaluable to the project team beginning with the design phase and continuing through the project‘s construction.
Atkins is also providing advice to the UK Government on its BIM strategy, which requires all publicly funded projects implement BIM to specified standards from 2016 – with key staff authoring, reviewing and testing the proposed standards before planned publication by UK Government in July 2016. Moreover, a number of key UK Government agencies now seek Atkins‘ advice on the strategic implementation of BIM – including the Highways Agency, Environment Agency, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Network Rail.
Atkins supports the UK Institution of Civil Engineers on their BIM Steering Group – which is linked to the Association of Geographic Information – to assist and educate the UK Infrastructure industry while informing the UK Government Strategy by designing and facilitating a series of workshops to establish best practice in BIM implementation.