What is BIM and how does it effect the building industry?
In a nutshell, BIM stands for “Building Information Modelling”. The government wants to have this fully integrated into all government projects by 2016.
Is this going to happen? The answer is probably not but we need to ensure we understand what it is and be prepared for it.
The problem that building companies are going to face when tendering for government projects is when they are asked things such as “are you BIM level 2 ready?” At this, stage all we need to prove is that we are working towards it and, at the level of contract we go for, it will basically mean the ability to:
- Receive and send information electronically
- Produce 3D drawings
- Have software which integrates on the platform being used for BIM (which could be something as simple as an excel spreadsheet in some circumstances)
In some instances, if we can receive and open tender documents and send them back, we are proving that we can already integrate at a BIM level!
To date, the following link is the best I have found which should explain what BIM actually is:
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In 1993 Steve Waller started Waller Building Services after training as a quantity surveyor. Over the next few years the company grew and it was in July, 2000, when the decision was made for Waller Building Services to become a Limited company. Therefore Waller Associates Limited was set up and Waller Building Services became a trading division within that company. In 2010, an opportunity arose that dove tailed well with the existing company structure. A long established local Glazing company went into administration which produced the need for a commercial and domestic glazing supplier in the area. Their commercial glazing manger, Paul Hayward, liked the way we operated as a company and therefore a new division was formed.
Waller Building Services
Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.
Waller Glazing Services
Our glazing projects include window, door and also glass repairs. We also carry out complete window and door installations. You can see examples of our glazing works by viewing the case studies on our website.
Building on Trust….
Waller Building and Glazing Services is registered to Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. We are also approved by Kent County Council. Waller Associates is a company that you can trust. We would be happy to give you a quotation on any size of works. You can See examples of our building works by viewing the case studies on our website.
Contact Waller Building and Glazing
Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435. Additionally email firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Waller Associates Limited golf day was held in July 2015 at Cobtree Manor Park golf club, Maidstone.
Congratulations to the winning team which consisted of:
- Paul Hayward (captain) – Waller Associates Ltd
- Clayton Laker – Swale Skills Centre
- Barry Hyder – Meopham School
- David Hayward – Abet Ltd
The nearest the pin winners were:
- Les Butler – Meopham School
- Clayton Laker – Swale Skills Centre
The longest drive winner was:
- Paul Hayward – Waller Associates Ltd
We look forward to our next golf day in 2016
Waller Glazing Testimonial
It is great to receive feedback from our clients; we strive to provide the best glazing services in Kent. This is why we were delighted to receive this Waller Glazing Testimonial.
“I would like to say thank you to all at Waller Glazing Services for the fantastic work done on my house recently. Everything went smoothly and I am very pleased with the final finish.
From the moment that Waller Glazing came around to measure up and provide me with a quote I knew this company worked quite differently to other glazing companies that had been round to see me. The initial measure up of the windows was done very quickly, I was given a few options for the windows and doors that could be fitted and some advice as to what might look best.
Something that I didn’t like about other glazing companies was the high pressure sales techniques that they employed by trying to get me to sign up on the day with a promise of a lower quote, there was none of this with Waller Glazing and I felt that the quote they would give me would be an honest one. The quote arrived a day or so later and was very competitive.
Why Choose Waller Glazing?
I decided to go with Waller Glazing because I felt they had a much more professional approach than the other glazing companies and the yearly service they provide was something that caught my eye.
The work was started about a month later and I was told the work would take 4 days and it was completed with a minimum of disruption in 4 days, everything was also left very tidy at the end of each day. The two guys that fitted the windows worked non-stop and also to a very high standard. The two small issues that I had at the end of the fit were dealt with very quickly and efficiently.
I will definitely be recommending Waller Glazing to family and friends. Well Done All.”