BIM – Building Information Modelling

BIM’s ability to reduce building project and operating costs has led to it being adopted across the construction industry. We provide BIM training, tools and advisory services, and have taken a lead in BIM related research.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) saves money that may otherwise be wasted when unclear, inaccurate or incomplete information is used during and after a construction project.

BIM creates a visual model of a planned building (or road, bridge, tunnel, etc) using defined processes and software tools. Key information covering the building’s entire life cycle is attached to the model. This includes data on the quantities and properties of materials, components and systems – and the relationships between them – along with factors such as project targets and post-construction facilities management.

The model reacts to change in the same way that the real building would do, and so provides a reliable tool for decision making. For example, the design team can try out material, component and design variations on the model to demonstrate the consequences of every choice.

BIM was initiated by the UK government, concerned about expenditure on publically funded construction projects. To reduce capital and operational costs – and carbon emissions – the government now requires that all centrally procured public building projects use BIM Level 2.

BIM Level 2 refers to the range of levels of maturity (0-3) that this form of modeling can take. Level 2 involves a 3D model with data attached in separate elements for construction sequencing, cost and lifecycle management information.


BIM training

BIM Level 2

The BRE Academy has worked closely with some of the UK’s leading BIM experts to develop a comprehensive BIM Level 2 Training and Certification pathway.  It helps construction professionals to develop the necessary skills to gain the opportunities presented by BIM and gain a recognised qualification in this field.

Online courses

The BRE Academy’s extensive online courses are designed to meet the wide ranging needs of construction professionals, whether they are looking for just a basic knowledge or wanting to develop their careers in this area.

BIM Level 2 Certification

Business Systems Certification

BRE BIM Level 2 certification enables you to prove your company’s BIM capabilities and achieve BIM recognition in the industry. It assesses your ability to use advanced 3D modelling tools and have the necessary standards, methods, procedures, skilled staff and infrastructure in place.

BIM Certification for Individuals

We have developed a scheme for individuals that offers two certification pathways from which to choose depending on your needs.  Certification will give customers the confidence that your services are going deliver what they need and expect.

Call us on 0333 321 88 11 if you would like to know more about our BIM services or need help with a specific issue – or email