From the very beginning, SER Contractor has invested in the technological development of the company.
Since 2010, we have developed and continue to develop in-house our own ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. We have digitised the entire activity of the company in one secure system.
All of SER Contractor’s operations are managed through our in-house built system. From estimates, resource planning and CRM to invoicing, our software can manage all areas of our business.
As it is a very comprehensive informatic system, we are now modularising it, to be able to offer it to other companies, to optimize activity in their company.
We will launch the system during 2023.
We are working towards BS EN ISO 19650 accreditation and developing specification for information management for the delivery phases of construction projects using building information modelling (BIM). We do have the ability to work within a “common data environment” as described in PAS 1192:2:2013.
We are experienced in delivering projects via a managed 3D environment with individual discipline BIM tools, integration by proprietary interfaces and 4D programme data. We have a BIM Policy which forms part of our Integrated Management System which places responsibility for BIM strategy, implementation and development with our SHEQ Manager, Chris Breavington. We use REVIT software, and all information is held in the Cloud where it is easily accessible to designers, clients and our supply chain.
BIM Compliant Working
We have implemented processes to manage schemes within a BIM environment. These have been tried and tested over several projects that we provide a common data environment within. This provides a structure within which a collaborative BIM management plan can be developed where required. Various methods are provided to collect data in common formats through process management tools that are linked to our gateway processes. For instance, we detail the requirement for pre-construction and pre-handover documentation within the contract model and the process is controlled through the upload of specified documentation. Additionally, contract filing structures are automatically created in line with the BIM Execution Plan.
Construction Operation Building Information Exchange (COBie) Standard
When a client adopts COBie (which we advocate at feasibility stage), we jointly develop a suitable template to receive the pre-agreed data drops as the model develops. From experience, we find that our clients believe this approach is relevant and highly beneficial to ongoing facilities management, with operation and maintenance data linked to the BIM model. Securing early agreement of the client’s preferred approach ensures that information for the model is gathered consistently.
Project BIM examples
We are delivering our pilot BIM Level 2 project in Lambeth and other locations. We have also recently completed a Void Programme in Camden, both projects in London being delivered under the Void Refurbishments Framework.