John Sisk & Son has announced that the company has achieved BRE BIM Level 2 Certification, becoming the first contractor in Ireland to gain this accreditation. Building information modelling (BIM) is a collaborative process to boost efficiency and quality in the delivery of major construction projects. Sisk says that this is a highly-regarded industry accreditation that is conducted by BRE, a leading independent certification body, and is highly sought after by contractors internationally. The company has also announced that all Sisk projects worth over €10m will be BIM generated.
Managing Director of John Sisk & Son, Stephen Bowcott, said: “Sisk is absolutely delighted to have achieved this important certification. We have always used technological advancements to achieve our strategic goals. For us BIM is much more than creating a ‘virtual model’ of a project. It enhances productivity and unlocks new innovation and efficiencies as a key enabler in modern manufacturing and lean construction techniques. For us it’s all about moving away from traditional industry practices, using technology to improve work flows, communications and processes in an industry that is traditionally very fragmented”.