HKA Awarded Key BIM Role on Embedding BIM within the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management Framework

HKA, with their digital strategy partner, Waldeck, has entered into an agreement with the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) to provide strategic Building Information Modelling (BIM) assurance across its wide-ranging national Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework.  

The Environment Agency is collaborating with its WEM Framework suppliers to help drive the adoption and embedment of BIM across its very broad portfolio.  Through these current initiatives, the Environment Agency will help its supply chain increase the level and consistency of BIM maturity aiming to become a leading industry client in this field.

HKA will work closely with the WEM suppliers to initially benchmark current capability and then assist in the development of tailored route maps to lead each supplier to a higher level of maturity and in doing so bring the portfolio level benefits the Environment Agency is seeking to achieve.

Alan Proctor, on behalf of the Environment Agency, said; “The Environment Agency’s principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development.  Suppliers play an integral role in supporting the Environment Agency’s aims. In many areas, the Environment Agency is leading the way on environmental and technical developments, and assurance is a key part of ensuring the Environment Agency continues to deliver best value.”

Dr David-John Gibbs, HKA’s Commission Lead and Head of BIM said, “This will be the most comprehensive Government led BIM review of the UK supply chain undertaken to date. We are looking forward to working closely with the Environment Agency to help realise the long-term value that a well structured BIM strategy can bring.”

Mark Greatrix, Associate Director at Waldeck, said;

“We are delighted to work with HKA and the Environment Agency on this pathfinder commission, utilising our specialist technical skills and experience in helping to assess the supply chain’s current technical BIM maturity and look at what is possible for the next evolution of the WEM framework”.

Over the next 10 years, the Environment Agency will invest more than £2.5 billion to reduce risks from river and coastal flooding and to secure social and environmental improvements. The Environment Agency’s professional relationships with its suppliers will be crucial to helping deliver this risk reduction agenda.

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About Us

HKA is the new global brand that unites the former Construction Claims & Consulting Group of Hill International and associated subsidiaries – Binnington Copeland & Associates, Cadogans, Hill-PCI Group, Knowles and McLachlan Lister – following its sale and de-merger from Hill International, Inc. in May 2017.

HKA is now one of the world’s leading, independent providers of advisory, consulting and expert services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries. We anticipate, investigate and resolve project challenges. HKA understands the pressures associated with delivering successful projects, whatever their size and complexity, wherever in the world. As trusted independent advisers, consultants and experts, HKA finds solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provides the insight that makes the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

HKA has over 960 professionals in more than 40 offices in 21 countries worldwide.

About Waldeck

Founded over twenty years ago, Waldeck is a unique specialist multi-disciplinary technical and risk management consultancy who support private and global blue-chip corporations with Heavy Infrastructure and Major Projects.

As market leaders in digital based strategic and implementation solutions, Waldeck provide uncompromised advice and professional support services to create and manage successful outcomes for clients who are undertaking capital investment, acquisition, planning, design, development, construction, and refurbishment projects to help them consolidate, grow or transform their business’ and market positions. Waldeck is able to future-proof long-term returns for their clients by delivering results post capex and project handover that maximise certainty with the ongoing operations, maintenance and decommissioning of built assets in the markets of Nuclear; Renewable Energy; Waste; Utilities; Rail; Defence; Security & Aerospace; Manufacturing & Technology; Logistics & Transportation; Buildings & Development.

"The Environment Agency’s principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. Suppliers play an integral role in supporting the Environment Agency’s aims. In many areas, the Environment Agency is leading the way on environmental and technical developments, and assurance is a key part of ensuring the Environment Agency continues to deliver best value."
Alan Proctor, on behalf of The Environment Agency
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