North East firm Esh Group gains BIM certification

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Esh Construction has been awarded BIM accreditation, making the firm one of the first in the North East…

BIM (building information modelling) is steadfastly becoming a key component of the building industry, saving time, money, and adding greater efficiency to building projects. It allows those involved in projects to create and share digital files that can be accessed by all firms involved in the construction process. This includes architects, consultants, contractors, operations, and management. It is hoped BIM will reduce carbon output in the construction industry by some 20 per cent.

From April this year organisations working on public sector projects must be able to prove BIM Level 2 compliance.

The latest firm to gain BIM Level 2 certification is Esh Construction, which is part of the Esh Group. The company is one of the first in the North East to receive the accreditation.

Esh Construction’s design and bid Manager Paul Errington said: “BIM accreditation is an assurance of quality, recognised by those procuring work.

“We have already used it on some of our projects, for example the Thirteen Group Headquarters and Fusion Hive for Teesside University in Middlesbrough; and Ashington High School, for Northumberland County Council and Howard Street, Newcastle, for Home Group.

“BIM Level 2 is mandatory for companies bidding for government work worth more than £2m, and this certification undoubtedly opens up further opportunities for Esh Construction.”

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