In support of its continued adoption of BIM, BDP has entered into a three year global Enterprise Business Agreement with Autodesk. BDP is the first practice of its type in the UK to reach such an agreement.
The agreement will provide BDP with a range of benefits including Autodesk’s support on individual projects and assisting in the development of procedures, workflows and overall BIM implementation.
BDP has been actively migrating project teams from 2D software to BIM and is now delivering many significant projects utilising BIM, and specifically Autodesk software. These include the £850m city centre regeneration development Edinburgh St James, the most complex and significant investment in Irish healthcare the National Paediatric Hospital in Dublin and the design of AstraZeneca’s new global R&D centre and Corporate Headquarters in Cambridge.
BDP’s Director of Information and Technology, Alistair Kell, said of the agreement: “This is a significant step in our BIM journey and I firmly believe that this closer relationship will provide significant benefits, driving efficiency and profitability across all areas of the business.”
BDP was the first company to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme and are part of the consortium led by NBS undertaking the Government contract to develop a digital Toolkit for BIM.
Paul Fleming, EMEA Manager, Named Accounts at Autodesk said: “It is exciting to see the level of innovation going on in forward looking companies like BDP who are looking to push beyond Level 2 BIM. As this agreement shows, the BIM journey is about more than just having the right technology in place - the consulting and support that comes with it can be equally crucial to achieving the best results.”