Zutec achieves BSI Kitemark for BIM software

Zutec announces it has achieved certification to the new BSI Kitemark™ for Building Information Modelling (BIM) software.

Zutec construction software used in the construction of iconic buildings, such as The Shard, London - Zutec | BTR News

Zutec – who’s construction software has been used in a number of Build to Rent projects – has announced it’s one of the first organisations to achieve certification to the new BSI Kitemark™ for Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. This Kitemark is a global benchmark in supporting BIM compliance, and the company achieved the certification following extensive, independent assessments.

“As the demand for digital transformation in architecture, construction and asset management continues to grow, and the number of potential software support tools escalates, it is becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to identify appropriate software to support their needs.

“Zutec has become one of the first organisations globally to achieve this mark of trust and I would like to congratulate them all for their commitment to encouraging a collaborative approach across the life cycle of a built asset.”

Andy Butterfield, Managing Director of Built Environment at BSI

Zutec had to prove that its software met high quality, data security and usability benchmarks, and that it supported its clients in achieving BIM standardisation with ISO 19650 compliance, in order to secure the Kitemark. 

Zutec had to also show its data-safe approach, with the company being certified to ISO 27001. This is the only international standard that defines the requirements of an information management system to demonstrate that an organisation has put in place best practice information security processes. Beyond this, the business also had to demonstrate its customer-centricity with independent evidence of client satisfaction. 

Zutec software has been used in a number of Build to Rent projects – including Quintain Living’s 85-acre development in Wembley Park, where it provided a digital collaboration platform for the submission, collation and review of all project 3D BIM models and building manuals across the entire project. Beginning its partnership with Quintain Living in 2018, Wembley Park will see 5,000 Build to Rent homes delivered.

Zutec is also working with Irish construction company – BM Durkan – for the Davitt Road Drimnagh Development in Dublin – to provide data collection and collaboration through its cloud-based software. In addition to 265 apartments, the scheme is set to include retail and communal facilities. 

Lifetime value is important to institutional investors who require accurate data and want an accurate up-to-date record of their asset, how it was designed, built and maintained. With the use of Zutec’s construction software, Build to Rent projects able to thrive – due to contractors having the tools to manage data from design through to construction and then onto handover and beyond. 

Tom Boland, Global Head of Digitalisation at Zutec | BTR News
Tom Boland, Global Head of Digitalisation, Zutec.

“This new Kitemark is a significant moment for the construction industry. As digital rapidly becomes the norm, there is an increasing need for software tools that add real value to construction workflows. 

“Zutec has been at the forefront of digital construction for over 20 years, so when an opportunity arose to prove just how good our software is, we were keen to achieve Kitemark certification. This mark of trust allows new and existing customers to be confident that Zutec will support them in their BIM journey, shows them that it is easy to use, and allows their teams to collaborate seamlessly on one platform.

“Our software supporting BIM standards also offers customers peace of mind that their data will be managed properly and be secure. Security is part of our company culture and ensures resilience against cyber threats to protect customer information and data, thus reducing business and project risks.”

Tom Boland, Global Head of Digitalisation, Zutec