24 June 2014
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is launching a scheme to certify providers of BIM Level 2 services.
The scheme is designed to help companies provide evidence that they have the policies and procedures required to deliver level 2 BIM in line with the government's strategy.
It includes an evidence-based assessment of BIM business and management systems in line with Level 2's process requirements, leading to Certificated BIM Capability Assessment status awarded by BRE Global, the BRE Group's independent certification body.
The process includes providing businesses with a post-assessment report, an annual site audit and review, with a full reassessment every three years.
Paul Oakley, associate director of BIM at BRE said that certification would speed up the tendering process and add other significant benefits.
"It saves businesses the time and costs involved in responding to ever-varying tender questions, and for those issuing tenders, having a BRE BIM-certified business in the running removes the need to check replies or employ someone to do it for them," he said.
For more information see www.bre.co.uk/BIM