Welsh contractors keen to exploit the benefits of BIM

Welsh civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd has teamed up with Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University to sponsor a Phd student to help them meet the challenges of embedding BIM within their organisation – in terms of both processes and culture

29th January 2014

The work will deliver the Welsh Government’s requirement for BIM Level 2 compliance on the Newtown bypass in mid Wales and other projects.

Simon Dunn of Alun Griffiths Contractors commented that :

“as a forward thinking company with strong links with public sector clients we want to make sure that we are well prepared to meet Welsh and UK Government timescales on the application of BIM Level 2 and can take advantage of the opportunities that digital technology offers. Our work with Phd student Alex and Cardiff University will help us do this. Through CEWales we hope to be able to share the challenges and the lessons we will learn with the broader industry as we move along this journey”.

Ed Evans, Director of Exemplar and Demonstration Programmes at CEWales, said :

“it’s great to see another Welsh business, and one in the civil engineering sector at that, embracing the opportunities that BIM offers and preparing themselves for the Welsh Government’s 2016 deadline. We will continue to work with Simon and Alex to keep them and the wider industry informed of the work CEWales are doing on BIM and, more specifically, with the Consortium of Local Authorities Wales (CLAW) to develop a BIM toolkit for public sector clients. It’s important that the work being done by clients and the supply chain is well aligned”.

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd are also working with their client for the Newtown Bypass, Welsh Government Highways Asset Management, to align the outputs of their BIM model with the needs of their end user.

We’ll keep you updated on how the work is progressing on BIM via further e-bulletins, case studies and future events.