Wavin leads the way on BIM with new BSI kitemark™

Wavin has become the first company in its sector to achieve the new BSI Kitemark™ for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Objects.

What is the new Kitemark™?

The new Kitemark™, launched by the business standards company BSI (British Standards Institution) in July, has been created to help construction manufacturers demonstrate that they have embedded BIM into their manufacturing processes, and are delivering high quality BIM objects.

The certification validates that all Wavin digital BIM objects are accurate representations of their respective physical versions. For specifiers, this helps streamline the process from ‘as designed’ to ‘as built’ and increases efficiency on building projects.

There so many providers of BIM services available and, since accuracy is everything for our customers, this new Kitemark™ will help in establishing a consistent set of quality parameters for BIM product data.

Wavin is already the leading European provider of Revit pipe content for BIM projects, so I’m pleased that this effort has been rewarded with the new BSI Kitemark™."

Steve Skeldon, Product Manager at Wavin

What are the benefits of using the Kitemark™?

The Kitemark™ has been developed so that manufacturers can provide architects and designers with assurance that the BIM objects they are choosing for projects accurately represent the physical product, and the data has been verified, reducing the number of checks they will need to undertake throughout the project.

We were approached by the industry to develop this BSI Kitemark™ which we designed in collaboration with key industry stakeholders. This involved input from different sectors including windows and doors, plastic pipes, aggregates, fire, wood, steel and electrical products.

Wavin were part of this collaborative approach and, by achieving certification to this new Kitemark™, has demonstrated its longstanding commitment to BIM. We’re delighted to have presented the team with this as the first plastic pipe manufacturer."
Andy Butterfield, Director of Built Environment, Product Certification at BSI

For more information on Wavin’s BIM objects and how they can assist in designing an ‘as-built’ pipe system, visit: Wavin MyPortal BIM Centre.

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About the author

Steve Skeldon

Steve is the Above Ground Product Manager for Wavin. He joined the business in 2004 and is responsible for managing the Osma soil, waste and rainwater systems and specialist above ground ranges for commercial markets.

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