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BRE’s BIM certification scheme amongst the first to achieve UKAS accreditation

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Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced that its “ISO 19650-2:2018 Information Management Certification for Businesses using BIM” scheme, which is used by organisations across the world, has received accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

The news follows BRE’s successful completion of UKAS’ BIM Certification pilot programme, which has been running since 2019. This is the first time globally that ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation for BIM certification schemes has been available.

This is the first time globally that Accreditation for BIM certification schemes has been available, with UKAS being the first body to pilot BIM accreditation against the ISO17065:2012 conformity assessment standard and the ISO 19650-2:2018 BIM standard.

“We’re delighted to have our BIM certification scheme accredited by UKAS – Ben Curtis, BIM Certification Scheme Manager at BRE.”

BRE was an early adopter of BIM Certification and is proud to be in the first group of Certification Assessment Bodies to receive the accreditation.

Following BRE’s successful completion of the pilot, several of its certificated clients are now among the first in the industry to hold UKAS accredited BIM certification, including:
• Orms Designers + Architects Ltd.
• John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd.
• TODD Architects
• Waldeck
• Scott Brownrigg Limited
• Make Architects
• Tilbury Douglas Constuction Limited
• Anderson Green Ltd.
• Doran Consulting
• Atlas Industries (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
• McAvoy Group Ltd
• Varming Consulting Engineers Ltd.
• McBains Ltd.
• J. Murphy & Sons Limited
• OAG Ltd.

BRE’s accredited BIM certification scheme for business is available for organisations within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry who wish to demonstrate their ISO 19650-2:2018 compliance and capabilities.

Ben Curtis, BIM Certification Scheme Manager at BRE, commented: “We’re delighted to have our BIM certification scheme accredited by UKAS.

“This is a major step for the wider industry and will help companies in the Information Management space better demonstrate their ISO 19650-2:2018 aligned BIM processes and services to their customers and partners.

“Demand for Accredited BIM certification continues to rise and our hope now is that today’s news will drive confidence and accuracy across the industry as more businesses are now able to reap the benefits of this accredited certification that BRE offers.”

Find out more about how businesses can benefit from BIM Certification with BRE or contact us.