According to Construction Enquirer, “professional support covering the planning and delivery of several activities including BIM educational and assessment tools for the supply chain” will make up the deal. Long-term efficiency in addition to asset management durability are also criteria Atkins must meet as part the agreement.
As Atkins’ BIM experts are some of the most knowledgeable within the industry and well-known for providing expertise (such as the now Vice Chair of buildingSMART UK, Anne Kemp), Atkins seem like an ideal, elite choice to take on this contract.
Jon Kerbey, HS2 Director of BIM, said: “HS2 is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and a fantastic opportunity to embed BIM right from day one, delivering real value to the project – and to the industry as a whole.”
Director of Atkins, Mark Roberts stated that BIM will revolutionise HS2: “Adoption of BIM will revolutionise programmes like High Speed 2, materially improving delivery efficiency and success, and embedding an approach that looks beyond design and construction into the requirements and benefits for the whole operational life of the railway.”
Anne Kemp also commented on the contract win by tweeting us:
— Anne Kemp (@ACKEMPO) March 13, 2015
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