National asbestos firm Lucion Services is the first in its field to achieve BIM Level 2 certification…
Lucion Services has become the first asbestos management firm in the industry to gain BIM Level 2 certification.
The asbestos and risk management specialist achieved independent certification to the BIM Standard PAS 1192-2:2013.
From April this year, new rules require firms to be BIM Level 2 certified if they wish to work on public sector projects. Lucion Services is now able to demonstrate compliance with this mandate.
To meet compliance, Lucion developed a specialist technology for facilities managers, project managers, and safety managers to help communicate asbestos and safety risks.
The system works by linking building plans and drawings with data from asbestos surveys. Existing plans have been enhanced with 360° panoramic images and icons. This technology will help locate hazards and safety equipment, and will be linked to web-based NextGen asbestos records.
Charles Pickles, Finance Director at Lucion, said: “I’m hugely proud of the team at Lucion who have all worked so hard to achieve independent certification from a UKAS accredited body.
“The fact we are the first in our field to become certified is testament to our highly skilled and talented workforce of asbestos specialists.
“We’re now set up to receive and re-purpose BIM data, allowing us to create bespoke visualisations and communicate with sites or facilities in a simple, visual and intuitive way. It gives us a competitive edge while assuring contractors that projects will be completed efficiently, with the highest standards of information handling deployed throughout.”
Director of BIMcert.Ltd Neil Reed guided the firm through the process of gaining certification. He said: “It’s great to see that Lucion’s commitment to BIM compliance has paid off. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to accelerate Lucion’s progress, providing a platform to grow the business and future-proof the delivery of client’s information requirements.
“With a practical approach to BIM, the benefits of clear, accurate and complete information means everyone can win.”