ISO 19650, BIM,

Professional services firm RPS has achieved certification for BRE Global’s new ISO 19650 Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Businesses Scheme

ISO 19650 is a series of international standards for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using BIM.

In Q1 2019 the first two international standards of the series were published.

The value proposition of adopting ‘BIM according to ISO 19650’ is the same as the proposition for UK BIM Level 2. It contains all the same principles and high-level requirements as the UK BIM Level 2 standards and is closely aligned with British Standard BS 1192 which it replaces.

RPS certification

RPS has made significant progress in digital design in recent years, having established centres of excellence and best practice communities for BIM, virtual and augmented reality and data analytics. Best practice standards have been developed and RPS is an early mover in this rapidly developing area.

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The RPS Galway office was initially awarded BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification by BRE Global in November 2015. This was extended to their Dublin, Cork and Newark offices in May 2018 following completion of a successful audit process conducted by BRE (UK).

For clients in the UK, Ireland and internationally it demonstrates a commitment by RPS to deliver in accordance with the latest best practice international standards.

Mark Costello director BIM & technical services RPS, said: “It is important for RPS to have our business systems certified to this standard in recognition of our ability to deliver projects in a BIM Level 2 environment.

“Updating our digital technology skills is a continuous journey. We have already met our accreditation target which now allows us to compete internationally in very competitive markets across varied project portfolios.”

Paul Oakley, BIM Director at BRE, added: “RPS’s adoption of national and international identified standards, along with best practice means that the certification process was a relatively straight forward progression for them. Their commitment to training, education and improving their business process sets an exemplar for all to follow.”

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