The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced that its “ISO 19650-2:2018  Information Management Certification for Businesses using BIM” scheme has received accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

The news follows BRE’s successful completion of UKAS’ BIM Certification pilot programme, which began in 2019.

On the 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 Waldeck.

Waldeck Director Neale Stephens shared:

“Waldeck have been successfully delivering projects in accordance with PAS 1192-2 for many years and have held BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification since 2017.

“Following the introduction of ISO 19650-2 and our certification back in 2021 we are proud to be among the first in the industry to hold a UKAS accredited BIM certification.

“Waldeck chose BRE for certification as compared to alternative options it provided a more in depth and rigorous approach, thus enhancing the processes and procedures that underpin Waldeck’s BIM delivery.

“As part of our continued learning and improvement in-line with ISO 19650-2, Waldeck continue to work with BRE to invest in upskilling our employees with the appropriate level of ISO 19650 training to suit their role.”

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

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.

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

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 which BRE offers.”