Wavin achieves BSI Kitemark for BIM

Wavin achieves BSI Kitemark for BIM

Wavin has achieved the new BSI Kitemark for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Objects.

The new Kitemark, launched by the business standards company BSI (British Standards Institution) in July, has been created to help construction manufacturers demonstrate that they have embedded BIM into their manufacturing processes, and are delivering high quality BIM objects.

The certification validates that all Wavin digital BIM objects are accurate representations of their respective physical versions. For specifiers, this helps streamline the process from ‘as designed’ to ‘as built’ and increases efficiency on building projects.

Steve Skeldon, Product Manager at Wavin, commented: “There so many providers of BIM services available and, since accuracy is everything for our customers, this new Kitemark will help in establishing a consistent set of quality parameters for BIM product data.

“Wavin is already the leading European provider of Revit pipe content for BIM projects, so I’m pleased that this effort has been rewarded with the new BSI Kitemark.”

Andy Butterfield, Director of Built Environment, Product Certification at BSI added: “We were approached by industry to develop this BSI Kitemark, which we designed in collaboration with key industry stakeholders. This involved input from different sectors including windows and doors, plastic pipes, aggregates, fire, wood, steel and electrical products.

“The Kitemark has been developed so that manufacturers can provide architects and designers with assurance that the BIM objects they are choosing for projects accurately represent the physical product, and the data has been verified, reducing the number of checks they will need to undertake throughout the project.

“Wavin were part of this collaborative approach and, by achieving certification to this new Kitemark, has demonstrated its longstanding commitment to BIM. We’re delighted to have presented the team with this as the first plastic pipe manufacturer.”

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