Atkins to provide BIM support to HS2

Atkins has been awarded a four-year contract to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) technical services for HS2.

The appointment is part of a strategic approach being taken by HS2 to create a standard approach to the implementation of BIM Level 2 for the planning and construction of the new north-south high-speed railway.

Services will include creating the BIM educational and assessment tools which will be used by the wider supply chain.

Jon Kerbey, HS2 director of BIM, said: “HS2 is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and a fantastic opportunity to embed BIM right from day one, delivering real value to the project – and to the industry as a whole.”

Mark Roberts, director of Atkins, said: “Adoption of BIM will revolutionise programmes like High Speed 2, materially improving delivery efficiency and success, and embedding an approach that looks beyond design and construction into the requirements and benefits for the whole operational life of the railway.”

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