Without technology, including BIM, the building industry will struggle to meet demand—all the more so given its lagging productivity and growing labor shortage.
ISO 19650 is an international standard for managing information throughout the life of a built asset through the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). It is compliant with all the Level 2 principles and high-level requirements and is closely aligned with the current UK 1192 standards. The ISO 19650 BIM certification scheme for businesses determines if your organisation is capable of delivering projects in accordance with ISO 19650. This entails evaluating processes, procedures, people, and projects.
The certification enables you to demonstrate your BIM capabilities to clients and competitors worldwide. When certification is granted, you will be listed on the website and will be able to promote your certification using the global certification mark.
As a result, it’s unsurprising that the UK government requires ISO 19650 certification for all centrally procured public projects, including all digital documentation and asset information. According to the NBS National BIM Report 2017, 62% of the construction industry is already leveraging BIM workflows, but a sizable portion has yet to adopt or is unsure how.
We shall commence a discovery session between our Consulting team and the nominated representatives of your own company, ranging from BIM-focused roles to project owners, architects, designers, engineers and other users. In discussing the processes and procedures across the whole business, it’s important that all departments within the business are included.
We then undertake a detailed analysis of the business process and procedures – this is where the in-depth analysis occurs. Following this, a report is produced to outline the areas of improvement wherever they may be required to achieve Certification. The deliverables from this stage include a comprehensive report of all findings within each assessment area.
In the event that a number of items are highlighted, DCT can provide additional support to bridge the gap and ensure your company are prepared to attain certification if required.
A full assessment completed by your certification body of choice.
Once you have gained certification you will be subject to an annual audit; assuring your clients that your approach to and respect for the practices according to ISO standard you have attained certification.
Joseph Mady – National Standards Authority of Ireland BIM National Technical Committee
Joseph is a member of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) 4.0 Committee (BIM), a member of the NSAI Technical Committee on Building Information Modelling and a member of the team who created the Irish National Annex to I.S. EN ISO 19650 -2:2018, Organisation and digitisation of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) – Information management using building information modelling – Part 2: Delivery phase of assets. Joseph has been involved in attaining PAS 1192 & ISO 19650-2 certification for a number of companies throughout Ireland.