McAvoy becomes first off-site modular company to secure BIM Level 2 certification


Move means company is able to meet the UK Government’s new BIM Level 2 requirements for centrally-procured construction projects

The McAvoy Group has become the first off-site modular construction company in the UK to achieve BRE Business Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 certification ( PAS 1192-2:2013).

The certification means McAvoy is able to meet the UK Government’s new BIM Level 2 requirements for centrally-procured construction projects that came into effect on 4 April this year.

McAvoy has been an early adopter of BIM and has a long record of using 3D modelling for its private and public-sector projects.

McAvoy’s design manager, David Clark, said: “By harnessing BIM we can ensure all aspects of design and planning are shared and all team members are working to the same standards.

“Our specialist design teams have been using BIM software to develop virtual models of our building spaces and construction processes, thereby providing our clients with a full understanding of their building concept as the design progresses since April 2006.

“Becoming the first off-site modular company in the UK to achieve this certification reinforces our position as a leading provider of construction services within the education, health, leisure/accommodation and commercial/infrastructure sectors. It also follows hot on the heels of our becoming the first off-site modular construction company to be included within the UK’s Offsite Management School’s leadership team.”

McAvoy’s BIM success comes in the wake of a recent survey that found 71% of respondents believed the industry would not be ready by 2016, with the main reason cited being a lack of understanding throughout the entire supply chain.

As part of its BIM strategy, McAvoy is committed to integrating its sub-contractor training programme with its internal training programme.

With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, McAvoy has the capacity to deliver large fast-track projects throughout the UK and Ireland. It has delivered more than three million m2 of modular accommodation for the education, health, commercial, infrastructure and hospitality sectors using its ‘Think Smart, Build Smart.’ mindset.

McAvoy’s innovation processes are framed by the challenges set out in the UK Government’s Construction 2025 Strategy.

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During its 44-year history McAvoy has completed modular projects in less than eight weeks, built a school from scratch in just 22 weeks, installed classrooms on the top of a three-storey Victorian building, and a high-tech theatre on top of a roof. Its expert team also built the largest modular building in Ireland.