BIM encourages collaborative working amongst stakeholders and enables us to produce and use good quality information through all phases of delivery and into operation. Providing accurate and current information, in a structured way unlocks opportunities for everyone to gain efficiencies. We provide support for our supply chain and for internal staff to ensure that everyone can contribute to the level required and gain the knowledge they need.
To complement the BIM process, we encourage the use of technology to assist us with delivery. This ensures data is securely hosted, accessible, traceable, not just for use today but for the lifetime that it may be required. As a by-product of moving away from paper based methods of capturing and reviewing information we are automatically improving our sustainability.
Our BIM excellence is driven by some outstanding subject matter experts who advise and assist with the application of BIM and new technologies. With extensive and varied knowledge across the group we can meet the challenges that are presented when undergoing this digital transformation.
Members of the team contribute to and support the work that is being undertaken by the UK BIM Alliance and within BIM Regions to drive industry collaboration. Kier have partnered with The B1M to produce The Future Construction Video Channel to share case studies and visions.
The team has been externally recognised through the initial and ongoing assessment of BSI Certification to BIM Level 2 in accordance with PAS 1192 2: 2013, BS 1192: 2007 and PAS 1192 4:2014. This applies to Asset Management, Design and Business Services, Buildings (excluding Facilities Management) and Infrastructure Projects.
Kier are committed to offering apprenticeships and we have developed a Digital Construction Apprenticeship with external providers that enables us to embed the foundations of BIM into employees. Armed with this knowledge we anticipate that this will assist us to build a workforce that is ready and able to respond to the digital demands of projects in the future.
Projects that used BIM
These projects utilised BIM to allow us to work more collaboratively with stakeholders and efficiently manage design and construction.
Redevelopment of 25 & 37 Greenwood Place to provide a new 3,600m2 resource and community services centre run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. As part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP) it forms a hub for all services that was previously spread across the borough.
Middlesbrough Town Hall is a grade II listed building constructed between 1883 and 1889 in a revived French Gothic style. Designed by Architect George Gordon Hoskins, it was one of the last large Gothic town halls to be built in England, serving as a landmark to symbolise Middlesbrough’s proud industrial heritage.
Alfred H Knight is a commodity analysis and mining support specialist who required our design and cost management services to build a new state-of-the-art head office and analytical laboratory.
A joint venture with Kier Major Projects for the University of Northampton. The project marked the first time Kier had committed to a large-scale Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame project and is the largest LGS project to date in the UK.
Kier was selected to construct a new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at West Burton, Nottinghamshire. The site is adjacent to the River Trent and the existing coal fired power station.
New build secondary school developed under the Education Skills and Funding Agency's (ESFA) Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), providing modern accommodation with increased pupil capacity and facilities for classrooms, in addition to a Learning Resource Centre which integrates with pupil breakout areas.