29 March 2021
BSI, the business improvement company, today launches the Kitemark for Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. The Kitemark provides assurance that BSI-certified BIM software supports alignment with the BIM ISO 19650 framework.
Software that enables BIM processes is being increasingly used to support organizations in realizing the benefits of BIM through greater efficiencies in building information management and collaboration.
This new BSI Kitemark certification scheme has been designed in collaboration with both vendors and users of BIM software. The Kitemark gives the opportunity for software vendors to demonstrate that their software supports BIM-standard alignment. This allows users to procure more efficiently and smartly, supporting them in ensuring they use appropriate software products for their needs.
The first organizations to undergo this pilot assessment and achieve the BSI Kitemark for BIM software globally are BIM software vendors Asite, Llewellyn & Partners and Zutec. As part of the pilot process BSI will continue to work with the built environment industry to further develop this Kitemark.
Andy Butterfield, Managing Director of Built Environment at BSI said:
“As the demand for digital transformation in architecture, construction and asset management continues to grow, and the number of potential software support tools escalates, it is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to identify appropriate software to support their needs.
“Asite, Llewellyn & Partners and Zutec have become the first organizations globally to achieve this mark of trust and I would like to congratulate them all for their commitment to encouraging a collaborative approach across the life cycle of a built asset.”
David Mudd, Global Digital Product Director at BSI said:
“This latest offering from BSI will help organizations adopt BIM software at an international scale by swiftly identifying the products which support alignment with BIM ISO standards.
“By achieving the new Kitemark, Asite, Llewellyn & Partners and Zutec are leading the way for software vendors in helping embed best practice across the built environment sector.”
When an organization achieves the BSI Kitemark for BIM Software, it demonstrates that:
- The user-functionality of the software enables information management in accordance with the relevant process requirements of the ISO 19650 framework.
- The organization has adopted a security-minded approach in accordance with the relevant requirements of the ISO 19650 framework, understanding their particular security context.
- The organization is providing appropriate support to users of its software, taking and responding to customer feedback, in accordance with the ISO 9001 framework and ISO 10004 Quality Management - Customer Satisfaction.
For more information, visit: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/Building-Information-Modelling-BIM/bim-software-pilot/