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Mercury achieves ISO 19650 BIM accreditation as Lead Appointed Party (Tier 1 Contractor)
Author: Cormac Byrne  /  29th Nov, 2021  /  News, Design, Quality & Innovation

Mercury is delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved ISO 19650 BIM accreditation as a Lead Appointed Party (Tier 1 Contractor).

ISO 19650 Collaborative Production of Information BIM standards are a set of international benchmarks that define the collaborative processes for the effective management of information over the whole life-cycle of a built asset. This is a collaborative language for the flow and structure of information, that improves efficiency through a common approach to the digital environment.

Our recent audit by the British Standards Institute (BSI) on the new international standard, recognises that our methods and procedures meet all the requirements as a Lead Appointed Party (Tier 1 contractor). This certification (BSI Kitemark), accreditation and standard acknowledges our organisation’s approach to project delivery.

Sean Dowd Group BIM Manager, Mercury (left) and Shannon Brown, BIM Sector Manager.

The implementation of common core templates, processes and methods across all of our projects, allows us to focus on enhanced system integration and positions us to utilise our procedures as an enabler to connect teams. This allows for more informed decision making at the earliest opportunity, for the unified production of information to meet our clients’ needs.

As we all transition further into the digital environment this framework creates a benchmark for common understanding of client, project, and stakeholder objectives.

Benefits for our Clients

The standard clearly defines the scope for the client, main contractor, and subcontractors throughout all stages of the project. It assists us in helping all parties identify what information is required and how it will be delivered at all stages of the project life-cycle. The implementation of this standard also demonstrates to our clients that we are continually striving to improve the quality of our deliverables.

Benefits for Mercury

The implementation of ISO 19650 standardises the structures and processes for the way Mercury gathers, stores and shares information. This normalises the methods and workflows we use throughout the entire project life-cycle.

With all projects adopting the same methods of categorising and storing information, we create efficiencies for our staff and business as we move from one project to the next, regardless of Business Unit or geographical location.

Beyond BIM

While the standard leverages Building Information Management (BIM), its impact is Group-wide across all operational functions and business units. Therefore, the project team includes representatives from all aspects of Mercury’s organisation, ensuring the implementation, execution and benefits are delivered company wide.

Digital Edge – A Beyond50 Pillar 

This Digital Information Management project forms part of Mercury’s Beyond50 strategy, as part of the ‘Digital Edge’ pillar. Digital Edge aims to ensure that our front line people have the right technology to enable them to deliver real value to our clients, pushing digital construction to the edge.  Read more about innovation at Mercury here.


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