Surbana Jurong has become the first company in Singapore to be awarded the new ISO 19650 accreditation for the digitisation of design and engineering data for buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM). Surbana Jurong is also the first consultancy in Asia to attain the new certification.
The accreditation, approved by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), demonstrates the group’s compliance with the highest BIM modelling standards in projects. Building authorities around the world, including Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), have identified BIM as a key technology for improving productivity and integration across disciplines in the built environment value chain.
Surbana Jurong’s group CEO Wong Heang Fine said, “Greater adoption of BIM will rapidly transform the built environment industry in the coming years. BIM creates value from the combined efforts of people, process and technology. For Surbana Jurong, BIM has become a way of working. It enables our teams to make informed decisions at every stage of a project and work collaboratively and seamlessly to drive the best outcomes for our clients.
“With our in-house multidisciplinary skill sets, we are in a unique position to provide end-to-end BIM throughout the life cycle of the project - from design to operations – and extract every bit of value that BIM can bring. That is why it is paramount that we comply with international standards to set the bar for our BIM quality.”
The ISO 19650 accreditation provides an assurance to clients that Surbana Jurong is able to provide effective and compliant BIM services of the highest standards to clients in every part of the world. Lloyd’s Register, an ISO accrediting body, is supporting a number of government bodies, architecture firms and other building consultants in Asia in their efforts to attain the certification.
Fotis Kampouris, business director at Lloyd’s Register said, “Surbana Jurong is one of the world’s leading urban design consultancies and has always been ahead of the curve in its use of technology, so it comes as no surprise that it is the first organisation in Singapore to be awarded ISO 19650 certification. The accreditation, supported by the group’s strong talent policies and risk management practices, should give its clients the greatest confidence in its building quality and standards.”
Surbana Jurong is leveraging its BIM capabilities in all of its projects around the world, at every stage of the project lifecycle. Among them are Singapore Changi Airport Terminals 1, 4 and 5; SunTec’s new campus at Technocity, Pallipuram in Kerala, India; a major station in the Sydney Metro, Australia; and Surbana Jurong Campus in Singapore which is under construction.
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