BIM Policy and Quality Assurance
TOT Architects is a well-established architectural practice registered under the RIAI which has adapted RIAI Good practice Guide formal system for managing the quality of services. The quality model employed for this is based on the international Standards ISO 9001:2005.
TOT Architects has very capable, experience personnel who have been responsible for wide range of imaginative design and technical details solution and BIM management.
At TOT Architects, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of services to all our clients. We would be pleased to forward the contact details of any of our clients to allow you to independently verify the quality of our service.
Our aim is to exceed our client’s expectation and add value to their project where possible. This includes the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) which is defined as;
‘The process of designing, constructing (or) operating a building (or) infrastructure asset using electronic object-oriented information’.
There is 100% commitment within the practice to the operation and upkeep of our systems, which are regularly reviewed and updated against our own methods and innovations and against changes in external influences be they quality standards, legislation, industry standards, custom or practice.
TOT is currently in the process of becoming a BIM certified organization by January 2020 and are working with the British Standard Institute to achieve accreditation for provision of Architectural and Interior Design Services to BIM Level 2. This will be in accordance with the following Industry standards:
- ISO 19650 - 1 & 2 :2018
- PAS 1192 – 2: 2013.
- BS 1192 – 4: 2014.
- BS 1192: 2007.
To achieve our stated aim and quality assurance, we are implementing the following key elements:
- Use of newest technology, software and platforms for design, information coordination, and clash detection
- Use of Common Data Sharing Environment, single source of information used to collect, manage graphical and non-graphical data for whole project team.
- Undertaking the role of the Lead Architect to manage;
- Undertaking the role of the Information Manager, to manage the processes and procedures for information exchange on projects;
- Ensuring all documentation issued complies with TOT quality control checklists.
- Implementation of the mandated minimum of BIM level 2 on the key pilot bases projects
- TOT is investing in the resourcing and in-house training of procedures and BIM tools and also encouraging staff to continue their study organizing CPD’s, and providing opportunity to attend Construction and design conferences be fully up to date with current design standards both conceptual, practical and technology.
- All new staff are instructed in the requirements and use of the systems as a part of their introduction to the wider objectives of the practice.