Lloyd’s Register ( LR) is a global risk management organisation which operates across all sectors of industry.
Within the construction sector LR has worked over a number of years with its partners Buildoffsite, Building Life Plans (BLP) and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and in conjunction with the Council of Mortgage Lenders, to facilitate the greater market access to energy-efficient offsite building systems within the UK property market. To that end LR has developed the process accreditation element of the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS).
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is aligned to the application of offsite construction systems and therefore the development of a BIM accreditation scheme, to support the UK Government ‘BIM Ready’ initiative, was a natural extension of LR’s involvement within the sector.
Furthermore LR’s experience and track record of the implementation of successful accreditation schemes, across the industrial spectrum, enabled the inclusion in the scheme of business best practice from other sectors into our BIM evaluation process. This added rigour, complements the BIM assessment criteria defined in BS 1192: 2007, PAS 1192 and associated documents.