THE McAvoy Group has become the first offsite modular construction company in the UK to achieve the BRE Business Information Modelling Level 2 certification.
It means McAvoy is able to meet the UK Government’s new BIM Level 2 requirements for centrally procured construction projects that came into effect yesterday.
McAvoy has been an early adopter of BIM and has a long record of using 3D modelling for its private and public sector projects.
And BIM is transforming the construction sector according to McAvoy’s design manager, David Clark.
“By harnessing BIM we can ensure all aspects of design and planning is shared and all team members are working to the same standards," he said.
“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 offsite 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 offsite modular construction company to be included within the UK’s Offsite Management School’s leadership team.”
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.