The McAvoy Group has won a major industry award for its commitment to adopting and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) in its offsite construction projects.
McAvoy was presented with the award for Best Virtual Reality BIM at the third annual RICS BIM4SME Awards. This is for the design and delivery of a two-storey primary school building for children with special educational needs at West Hill School for Surrey County Council.
Ten firms that utilise BIM technology to create smarter and more creative buildings were recognised at this major industry event, held at the iconic HMS Belfast in London.
The RICS has identified BIM as the critical development affecting organisations of every size across the construction industry, and it continues to promote the importance of BIM adoption and those companies at the forefront in the UK. The BIM4SME awards showcase excellence, promote best practice, and the tremendous opportunities that BIM presents for the whole of construction.
Commenting on the awards, Alan Muse, Global Director of Built Environment Standards at the RICS, said, “BIM offers significant benefits for construction projects….it enables a project to be delivered faster, of higher quality, have more sustainable performance and more efficient operation. More firms are adopting BIM for these reasons and our winners are testament to those leading the way in utilising it to deliver better, more innovative and cost-effective built initiatives. I hope they inspire other businesses of the importance and benefits of BIM in revolutionising the construction process.”
Eugene Lynch, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that our industry-leading commitment and investment in BIM has been recognised in this way. McAvoy was the first offsite construction specialist to be accredited to BIM Level 2 – which was a major achievement. We are now working towards BIM Level 3 as we really value the efficiency benefits that the process and the latest virtual reality technology can bring to our customers and our offsite projects.”
David Clark, Innovation Manager at The McAvoy Group added, “There is a strong synergy between BIM and offsite construction. Our offsite solutions and factory production processes significantly reduce time on site, and improve the quality and efficiency of buildings. The use of BIM takes that to a new level.”
“We consider BIM and virtual reality to be an absolutely vital part of our business. Harnessing the latest technology allows us to streamline processes even further, to help facilitate better decision making and enhance stakeholder engagement at the earliest possible stages of a project. This will deliver shorter design periods and in our view, outstanding buildings that exceed our clients’ expectations.”
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