Leading the way in digital engineering and project delivery

John Holland is pleased to be among the first engineering companies in Australia to achieve Kitemark certification for its Building Information Modelling (BIM) capabilities. The internationally recognised accreditation further solidifies the tier one contractor’s position as a leader in delivering end-to-end project solutions of a world-class standard.

CEO Joe Barr said prioritising advancements in the digital space, particularly regarding BIM, which is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides efficiencies throughout the entire life cycle of a project, is the way forward for the company.

“This accreditation is a fantastic achievement for our digital engineering team who are always ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies and how we can best implement these on our projects to achieve the best outcomes for our customer.

“The digital world is fast moving and constantly evolving and the role that digitisation has in project delivery has transformed from being a nice-to-have, we now find it’s often a contract requirement,” said Mr Barr.

Group Manager of Digital Engineering Mike Roberts led the team throughout the lengthy accreditation process and maintains the Kitemark accreditation is a reflection of John Holland’s ability to truly embed digital process across its projects.

“We aren’t in the business of doing something because that’s how it has been done before. On each project, every day we are challenging ourselves to try new approaches, to try new technologies and to keep abreast of ways to constantly improving our delivery approach.

“The accreditation was attained after providing extensive documentation representative of how our teams implement BIM on our projects. We supplied information and use cases from three of John Holland’s major projects and numerous tenders. It was a team effort spanning several years to reach this point and we are extremely proud of the outcome.”

The British Standards Institution (BSI) provides Kitemark certification in BIM in design and construction by assessing the ability to meet the ISO 19650 standard for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset.

Chris Meehan, Chief Operating Officer at BSI said: “The BSI Kitemark™ certification is the international benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and project delivery. John Holland have shown they are at the forefront of BIM, giving clients confidence and certainty that their deliveries and projects meet the highest of standards.”

Thanks to our nominated projects including Perth’s Children’s Hospital (pictured), WestConnex Stage 3B, Melbourne Metro CYP and the tenders who participated and helped get this across the line.

Image: The Perth’s Children’s Hospital was one of multiple projects involved in the certification process.