Announcement details

Smart Transportation Solutions with BIM

Jacobs has been awarded BRE Global’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Level 2 Business Systems Certification for its Leeds and Manchester offices in the U.K. The certification recognizes that these offices now have the capability of delivering BIM projects at Level 2 standards, primarily in infrastructure and transportation. This prestigious certification formally validates Jacobs’ ability to engage with and deliver even the most demanding public sector project requirements.

“Jacobs is committed to widening BRE Level 2 BIM certification across our Transportation capability both in the U.K. and globally,” said Jacobs Vice President Transportation, Vip Gandhi. “We look forward to further incorporating BIM into the way we work and this certification sets the benchmark for our future BIM schemes.”

Jacobs Head of Highways U.K., John Dixon added: “Gaining BRE Level 2 Certification in relation to linear transportation projects is a great milestone on our journey to implement BIM into the way we work in Jacobs. Through effective collaboration with Jacobs’ teams and with external project and program parties, we’re able to bring ever greater value to our clients.”

Paul Oakley, BRE Group's Director for BIM added his congratulations: "Well done to Jacobs. As a multi-faceted organization with a significant local and global reach, having recognized BIM capability will not only enable them to ensure forward-looking benefits for their clients but will also help drive all-important international uptake."

BRE Global’s BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification scheme assesses a business in relation to its BIM capability and policy as outlined in the PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91 standards. It also considers the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to implement BIM on a project.

BRE operates certification schemes in a wide range of sectors, including: construction, healthcare, insurance, offices, renewable energy, retail, schools, transport and infrastructure.  The BRE BIM Level 2 certification assesses business capability to utilize advanced 3D modeling tools and have the standards, methods, procedures, skilled staff and infrastructure in place for strict compliance with the U.K. Government’s strategy.  

Globally, central governments are intensifying their efforts to promote and adopt BIM. The U.K. Government was the first government in the world to mandate the use of Level 2 BIM on all of its capital expenditure projects (as of April 4, 2016) to ensure better control of information on its centrally funded schemes and ultimately provide best value. The benefits of BIM have also been demonstrated outside of central government and, as such, BIM is being adopted across the industry.

BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about an asset forming a reliable basis for decisions during its lifecycle. Through collaborative working processes, teams are able to improve the quality of information provided at the design, construction and operational phases of projects.  Each project participant contributes its discipline-specific data to a single shared project model enabled by digital technologies. BIM is about the development of design information which will subsequently steer the construction period of a built asset’s lifecycle, before being further utilized to deliver significant efficiencies in the operations and maintenance phase of the asset’s lifecycle. The whole approach is designed to deliver greater cost efficiency, improve environmental performance, and ultimately deliver a better program outcome. 

BIM also aligns with Jacobs’ Global Integrated Delivery approach, which uses multi-office execution to create a community of people, skills and experience from different geographies using a shared set of standardized processes and procedures. This global connectivity enables Jacobs’ teams to collaborate across the business to achieve successful project delivery.

BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme
Certificate Number BIM10018 and BIM10018A