Osborne and BIM: Six Months On

Six months on since Osborne’s last building information modelling (BIM) update, Osborne are continuing their BIM development across the business.

Back in December 2013, Osborne became the first main contractor to support a new initiative for SMEs; a programme called ‘Future Fit Built Assets’, which working alongside SECBE, the regional partner of Constructing Excellence for London and the South East, enabled us to identify core members of our supply chain to receive BIM training.

Fred Mills, Procurement Manager for  Osborne said:  “As part of this initiative, we have used  our existing BIM experience to practice the information exchanges with Supply Chain Partners at tender enquiry stage.  This has uncovered a number of issues that can now be avoided when working in a BIM environment on live bids.”

Rennie Chadwick, Osborne’s Director of Design and IT, explained: “Osborne is reducing the risks associated with broadening BIM implementation on future projects for us and our supply chain. The reduction of risk will be to the benefit of our customers, as their projects will be delivered with design and construction decisions underpinned by better quality information.”

Going forward, Osborne will continue to promote awareness around BIM and invest in developing its peoples’ skills in using it.