We have a number of world leading BIM professionals who bring vast experience and expertise, in both implementing information management processes, undertaking BIM projects and authoring project, company, national and international standards.

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What is BIM?

Building Information Management (BIM) utilises information-rich 3D models through a collaborative working processes in order to eliminate waste and improve the quality of information provided at the design and construction phases. BIM also provides the opportunity to deliver structured information for asset models which can then be utilised through an agreed process to inform FM systems.

In response to the successful use of UK and International BIM standards, public sector as well as private sector projects internationally are adopting this process.

BRE is delivering highly relevant conferences, training and certification, as well as leading the UK in BIM related research. BRE has proven expertise in delivering BIM for Built Environment professionals with industry-leading BIM practitioners developing and presenting the courses.

BRE’s BIM courses and certification schemes have been developed by internationally acclaimed BIM experts who have been instrumental in developing the UK standards such as PAS 1192:2 2013, BS 1192:2007, BS 7000-4:2013 and BS 8541 series as well as supporting the development of ISO and buildingSMART Standards.

Benefits of BIM

  • Reduce errors & omissions
  • Reduce rework
  • Improve collaboration
  • Reduce Waste
  • Whole life cycle management
  • Reduce cycle time of specific workflows
  • Better information for Improved Decision Making

In this section

BIM advisory

BRE offers support to the AEC Industry by providing a client advisory service. The client advisory service assists clients in the creation of Employers Information Requirements (EIR) which are key to the information management lifecycle.

More about our BIM advisory service

BIM training

The BRE Academy’s BIM Level 2 training programme has been developed and is delivered by BRE’s technical experts, who are active in standards committees and have a wealth of practical experience.

More about  BIM training

BIM certification

BRE Global has developed a scheme for individuals that offers two pathways to certification which will give customers the confidence that individuals can deliver what they need and expect. Having completed the appropriate training criteria these certification routes provide on-going, third-party assessment through a combination of audit and CPD requirements.

More about BIM certification

BIM research

BRE has been at the centre of research which has been influential in the development of BIM.

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Digital estate

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Our team

Paul Oakley BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

BRE Director BIM

BRE Director BIM, Chartered Architect and world leading expert in BIM
British, European and International Standards and Structured Data Evangelist.

Gareth Sewell (ACIAT)

Associate Director BIM

Gareth Sewell (ACIAT)

Associate Director BIM

Associate Director BIM for BRE, Associate Member Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Project delivery lead for healthcare / research & schools projects utilising BIM, Former Director AUGI UK, Qualified PADI Rescue Diver!

Julian Buhagiar B.Arch (Hons.) M.Arch (Hons.)

BIM Development Lead

BIM Development Lead, Specialised in delivering housing and community projects utilising BIM, Expertise in integrating structured data into software solutions, Home Quality Mark Technical Development and data schema designer, Data modelling and visualisation specialist.

Ben Curtis

BIM Scheme Manager, BRE Global

Ben Curtis

BIM Scheme Manager, BRE Global

BRE Global BIM Certification Specialist, 10+ years certification experience at BRE Global (EPC schemes).  Day-to-day running and development of BIM schemes, delivery of BIM audits for individuals.  Here to support your pathway to certification.

Sean McCormick (MSc BIMM)

Senior BIM Assessor / Trainer, BRE

Sean McCormick (MSc BIMM)

Senior BIM Assessor / Trainer, BRE

Senior BIM Advisor for BRE, Masters in Building Information Modelling Management, BRE BIM Research Manager, Associate Lecturer for Middlesex University, University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College, Member of the BIM Academic Forum(BAF)

Vanessa Connolly

BIM Consultant

Vanessa Connolly

BIM Consultant

Alexandra Blake

BIM Scheme Manager, BRE Global

Alexandra Blake

BIM Scheme Manager, BRE Global

BRE Global BIM Certification Specialist - scheme maintenance, development, individual scheme Auditor, certification support. Working within certification since 2009, including 6 years as BREEAM Quality Assurance Auditor.

Dan Rossiter (MCIAT)

Senior BIM Communicator

Dan Rossiter (MCIAT)

Senior BIM Communicator

Senior BIM Communicator for BRE, Chartered Architectural Technologist, Author of www.BIMblog.house
Construction information terminology expert, British, European and International Standards developer and plain language champion.

BIM case studies

Book a meeting with our BIM experts

Paul Oakley
BRE Director BIM
+44 (0)333 321 88 11