HS2 to gauge whether potential suppliers are ready to work at BIM Level 2


Euston station’s HS2 terminal

HS2 has launched a supplier survey to gauge whether potential suppliers are ready to work at BIM Level 2.

The survey is open to any company planning to bid for work on the £43bn project and is not a formal part of the procurement process.

The aim of the survey is to identify areas where HS2 can work with suppliers to help them get ready for the BIM Level 2 requirements.

BIM Level 2 will be required for all central government projects after 2016 and HS2 will be one of the first major public infrastructure projects to use it from the start.

HS2 has appointed Mace to run the survey.

The study will include an electronic BIM capability scorecard for potential suppliers to complete, together with a series of interviews, meetings and events designed to capture views from the supply chain.

Beth West, commercial director of HS2 Ltd, said: “BIM provides a unique opportunity to design and build the railway in a virtual space long before the first spade goes in the ground. That means we can iron out the unforeseen problems, and get on with reducing risk on the project.

“It also allows our contractors to work collaboratively to find the best solutions for the project as a whole and share crucial information on design data, stakeholder interactions and asset information before, during and after construction.

“The survey we’re launching today is all about getting to know whether the potential supply chain is ready to use BIM and what we need to do to get them up to speed.”

To take part in the survey follow this link.