OHMG’s early involvement with the BIMCert training model has helped revolutionise the company’s ability to develop the skills, competence and expertise to deliver complex energy efficient buildings on time, and to an exceptional high level of quality, according to the firm’s manager director Martin Lennon.
The construction of the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine building at Queens University was the first ever BIM project in Northern Ireland, and since then the scheme has been successfully implemented by the company in four other projects, he revealed.
Mr Lennon was speaking at the Springvale Campus at Belfast Metropolitan College which has become one of the first Further Education Colleges in the UK to secure a European backed research fund grant to develop the BIMCert training model and toolkit.
OHMG is an associate partner at the college where the financial aid package worth £1.11 was announced at a VIP launch attended by Mr Lennon who was among keynote speakers.
They included Dr James Harty, a lecturer at KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.
Mr Lennon said: “The benefits of implementing BIM extends beyond design and construction. It is extremely valuable to the client as an Asset’s Lifecycle management tool, as it delivers information the owner/operator can use for facilities management, operations, maintenance, refurbishment or eventual demolition.
“BIM has revolutionised the way OHMG deliver their construction projects and has moved us to the seamless flow of structured data between the project delivery team and stakeholders, delivering whole life value to our clients.
“The Construction Employers Federations has recognised OHMG’s ability to deliver excellent projects two years running, by awarding two of our BIM projects as the overall winners in the CEF Construction Excellence Awards.
“The implementation of BIM has given OHMG a competitive advantage as clients want to do business with a company which is practised at using the latest innovations as well as delivering results.”