On Friday 6 December, Ballast Nedam Building Projects was the first in the Netherlands to receive the quality KitemarkTM for BIM. A direct result of proactively following market trends and responding to the further digitization of the sector. ISO 19650 BIM Design and Construction Kitemark™ is the internationally accepted ISO certificate, which means that in addition to Dutch quality standards, international standards are also met.
As Serkan Sen, BIM Manager explains:
“Certification of ISO 19650 BIM Design and Construction Kitemark™ is a quality standard that fits our business strategy. Ballast Nedam actively focuses on the international (procurement) market. This is reinforced by our parent organization, Rönesans. It is therefore only logical to want to align with international quality standards. Ballast Nedam Building Projects has built up a solid foundation for BIM in recent years. We are constantly investing in innovation and digitization of our work processes”.
By obtaining the ISO certification, Ballast Nedam increases its transparency, efficiency and quality in projects and processes. All working methods of already existing processes for collecting, filtering and executing information are thus digitized and standardised". A conscious look at our processes and how we can organize them more efficiently is in our corporate DNA, which is why we wanted to take this step," says Serkan Sen. “Our recommendation to other companies that want to start the certificate is to look for procedures that are accepted for the entire company. We realised that BIM is more a matter of processes than modelling. To make these processes sustainable, it needs procedures and standards that are accepted throughout the company. "
In this process we appreciate the role of BSI Kitemark in the current construction sector, because it sets the standards and allows actors in the supply chain to speak the same language for digitalisation. BSI gave us a lot of insight during the process. They helped us understand how we can transform our current processes into those recommended according to ISO standards.