What is BIM? (Building Information Modelling)

BIM means many different things to different people.  It’s all about collaboration - between engineers, owners, architects and contractors in a three dimensional environment (common data environment), and it shares information across these disciplines. BIM is the management of information through the whole life cycle of a built asset, from initial design all the way through to construction, maintaining and finally de-commissioning. 

BIM allows design and construction teams to communicate about design and coordinate information across different levels that has been unseen before. This information remains with the project throughout its lifetime.

It can be used for a wide range of projects such as a new building or railway infrastructure. The use of BIM goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle, supporting processes including cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation.

The UK government will mandate BIM Level 2 for all centrally procured government contracts from April 2016. BSI is addressing the requirement by supporting the industry with a range of BIM solutions.


What are the benefits?

Through the use of BIM the following key benefits can be gained:

  • Faster and efficient processes
  • Increased productivity 
  • Controlled whole-life costs and environmental data
  • Avoidance of rework costs
  • Opportunity to secure Government contracts and meet BIM Level 2

BSI BIM Solutions

Verification Certfificate

Design & Construction

Capital/Delivery

BIM PAS 1192-2

Developed for any contractor involved in using BIM to deliver new buildings or infrastructure projects. It will help you to demonstrate your capability to meet the requirements of one of the BIM standards, known as PAS 1192-2 through meeting independent and impartial third party verification.

The BSI Verification service for BIM has been developed for;

Tier 1 Main Contractor

(These are contractors and/or lead designers with a direct commercial relationship with the client.)

Verification will require evidence of the main contractor’s capability to adopt processes identified in PAS 1192-2.

Tier 2 Sub-contractors and suppliers

(These will typically have a direct contract with the Tier 1 main contractor.)

Verification for Tier 2 sub-contractors and suppliers offers evidence of the sub contractor’s capability to work adopting processes identified in PAS 1192-2, in order to be eligible to supply the main contractor services as part of the supply chain for Level 2 BIM mandated projects.

Tier 3 or 4 Sub-contractors and suppliers

(This group includes specialist contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers working for sub contractors.) Verification offers evidence of the Tier 3 sub contractor’s capability to work adopting processes identified in PAS 1192-2, in order to be eligible to supply Tier 2 services as part of the supply chain for Level 2 BIM mandated projects.