Interserve has become the first main contractor to be certified as BIM Level 2 compliant.
The contractor has been certified as BIM Level 2 compliant under BRE Global Business Systems Certification Scheme.
According to the BRE, the scheme requires the completion of an online application, followed by a desktop assessment and an onsite audit to confirm compliance.
Interserve is now permitted to use the BRE Global Badge of Compliance following the certification.
The certification means the contractor has now met the government’s 2016 BIM Level 2 mandate, which states that all centrally procured projects must be compliant by 2016.
However, the government targets do not require BRE certification, with several other contractors known to have also met the standards.
Recent surveys suggest that much of the industry believe the targets will not be met.
A survey by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) found that only 26 per cent of firms felt that targets would be hit, while according to Pinsent Masons, 71 per cent of firms felt that the targets would be missed.
Commenting on the certification, Ian Renhard, managing director of Interserve Construction, says: “We are incredibly proud to be the first contractor to have achieved this certification.
“It is concrete evidence of Interserve’s commitment to BIM as a key vehicle for delivering the best value to our customers.”