Willow, the digital twin for the built world, has achieved BSI Kitemark certification for Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Design and Construction to reflect the new international standards ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2.
ISO 19650-1:2018 and ISO 19650-2:2018 are the international standards for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using building information modelling (BIM); they substitute the previous existing BS 1192:2007 and PAS 1192-2:2014 standards for BIM.
BIM is a collaborative way of working that uses digital technologies to enable efficient methods of design and construction. ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2 create an opportunity for organizations collaborating on projects to minimize wasteful activities and increase predictability around cost and time, through a common approach to the management of information.
Justin Gurney, global head of project delivery from Willow, says, “As we grow our team globally and across multiple verticals, it is important that we ensure consistency and quality in our delivery. Having the BSI Kitemark certification gives us and our customers, the confidence and assurance that our delivery meets an international standard of best practice. It is a privilege to be the first company to be certified in the U.S. and we’re committed to raising the bar and delivering a very high standard in this market to our customers and to those we collaborate with.”
Andy Butterfield, managing director of built environment at BSI, states, “We’re thrilled to have Willow, a global leader in the digital built environment field, as the first organization to receive the Kitemark certification in the U.S. This not only demonstrates a commitment to best practice, but it also provides their clients confidence that they are working at the highest possible standard.”
“I am so pleased to have Willow choose BSI, as their partner of choice to achieve certification to the Building Information Modelling ISO 19650 standard in the United States,” says Joe Muratore, Americas director product certification, BSI. “We celebrate their success of this achievement and look forward to seeing their realization of enhanced collaboration and workflow efficiency of all stakeholders: clients, contractors, manufacturers and architects alike.”
To achieve Kitemark certification to reflect ISO 19650, Willow went through an onsite audit by BSI experts to assess their delivery of projects to contract requirements, measurement and monitoring of client satisfaction against projects, and the management of their supply chain against the ISO requirements.
Willow is a leader in the application of BIM enabled workflows in processes for design and construction projects across both real estate and infrastructure, leveraging this expertise as they now deliver digital twins for the built world.