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07.08.2019 International

A Digital Leadership Position For Aurecon, Awarded The BIM KitemarkTM To The New International Standards

By Danielle Bond
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LISTEN AUG 7, 2019

Global engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon has become one of the first organisations globally to achieve the BSI KitemarkTM certification for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design to the new international standards ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2.

British Standards Institution (BSI) Kitemark certification is the international benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and project delivery. The new standards provide recommendations for the organisation of information about design and engineering works using BIM.

Aurecon is the only consulting business in Australia to have achieved certification based on the standard, which demonstrates the quality of its digital engineering and advisory capabilities.

Aurecon’s Digital Leader for Infrastructure Will Hackney led the company’s certification process and said that by undertaking the certification Aurecon had taken a digital leadership position.

“We as a business have chosen to do this ourselves as we are seeing this becoming more and more important to our clients and government,” Mr Hackney said.

“Today’s problems require us to come up with tomorrow’s digital solutions so this certification won’t just stop here. It’s a key part of our journey to transform the way we engineer, design and advise so that our clients and the communities they work in have absolute confidence that the infrastructure they build and use is future-proofed.

“The digital information models will be the legacy that we deliver for the infrastructure we design and manage; increasing certainty and reducing their risk related to built assets.

“Our team is absolutely delighted to have achieved the BSI KitemarkTM certification. This has been a detailed and rigorous process and we have worked hard to get there.”

ISO 19650-1:2018 and ISO 19650-2:2018 are the new international standards for managing information over the delivery phase of a built asset using BIM, which frame the principles of BS 1192:2007 and PAS 1192-2:2013 (capital/delivery phase) standards for digital engineering globally.

BIM is an increasingly important part of the global design marketplace. It is a collaborative way of working that uses digital technologies to enable more efficient methods of design and engineering.

The publication of ISO 19650 creates an opportunity for international organisations collaborating on projects to minimise wasteful activities and increase predictability around cost and time, through a common approach to the management of information. It will assist with the digital transformation of the global engineering sector and help develop internationally agreed best practice approaches.

Chris Meehan, Chief Operating Officer at BSI Group Australia & New Zealand said: “We congratulate Aurecon on being one of the first organisations globally to achieve the BSI KitemarkTM certification to the new ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2. It demonstrates Aurecon’s commitment to best practice and gives their clients confidence and assurance”.

To achieve the KitemarkTM certification to ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2, Aurecon went through an onsite audit by BSI experts to assess the delivery of projects to contract requirements, measurement and monitoring of client satisfaction against projects, and the management of the supply chain against the ISO requirements.

Aurecon’s Chief Digital Officer Dr Andrew Maher said this is very much recognition of the hard work and capability in this space to date but we recognise this is a milestone in our journey of continuous improvement in digital delivery alongside our clients and partners.

“Aurecon’s digital focus is on keeping pace with the developing digital environment and supporting our clients to be agile and connected. By being among the first companies to achieve BSI KitemarkTM certification we are leading the way,” Dr Maher said.

Contact details
Danielle Bond
Head of Marketing & Communications, Aurecon
T +61 3 9975 3138 F +61 3 9975 3444 M +61 412 870 987

About Aurecon
Aurecon is an engineering, design and advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve reimagined engineering.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise. We serve our clients across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be both future ready and engineered for life.

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Privately owned by employees, Aurecon formed in 2009 when Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand announced the formation of a new global group .

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