A Blackpool-based construction firm is celebrating after six of its managers became fully qualified in the use of pioneering computer modelling software which could replace traditional blueprints in the future.
The staff at Ameon, based at Whitehills Business Park, are among the first in the sector to become fully qualified in Building Information Modelling (BIM).
BIM software allows specifiers, services designers, project managers and technical staff to work with three-dimensional mapping of construction projects with materials and equipment specifications, and location of all services detailed in a computer simulation.
Ameon managing director, Robin Lawson, said: “BIM has become the established standard across the construction sector, therefore it is critical that companies such as ours have invested in the technology and training to enable us to provide the expertise that is expected by all main contractors in the industry.
“It is one of the most useful developments in systems and infrastructure design in recent years and is transforming the way contractors and trades operate on site.
“We invested in BIM and adopted the technology at a time when market conditions were at their most difficult but I view that as a wise move and I see our investment in technology and training now paying dividends as we seek to maintain our position in the market with the economy now improving, particularly in relation to the construction industry.”