Building Information Modelling

The BIM (Building Information Modelling) Certification scheme is designed to help your organisation demonstrate that you comply with the relevant BIM standards associated with the certification that you hold. Regardless of whether your organisation is directly using 3D intelligent tools, you should recognise that your organisation is sharing construction and asset information. Achieving BIM Certification demonstrates that you are able to operate to the Government’s BIM Level 2 requirements with respect to BIM Execution Planning and Asset Management.

Building Information Modelling assists in the management of built assets throughout their life cycle. It involves the collation of digital information including collaboration requirements, planning and scheduling, costing, standard methods and procedures, use of common data environments, mobilisation, classification and naming conventions, asset management and more. From Spring 2016, BIM Level 2 became mandated on all public sector funded construction projects.


What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?


Building Information Modelling uses electronic and digital information to manage the process of designing, constructing and operating a built asset. Instead of using paperwork, the BIM process prioritises the collection and sharing of digital information, which can be used and re-used by an architect, contractor, civil engineer, facilities manager or asset owner. Infrastructure data becomes more accessible and much more accurate.

BIM is a reliable process of building information concerning energy, sustainability and security objects and systems. This data is available in real time and allows individuals to make instant decisions backed by reliable intelligence. The model itself is dimensionally accurate and means that information about a built asset is correct at every stage of the lifecycle.

Building Information Modelling - BIM

Did you know?

From April 2016, the Government made BIM a requirement for all public sector projects. A construction company must now be operating in compliance with the BIM Level 2 mandate in order to gain Government funding for a construction project. Stroma Certification is building on our existing award-winning certification schemes by providing a BIM Certification scheme which allows a construction company of any size to comply with the standards for Level 2 BIM when working on BIM projects.





BIM Facts


BIM Government Funded Projects

50% of all construction projects are
Government funded

BIM Annual Savings

Government estimate an annual saving of £2 billion following BIM adoption

BIM Growth

The global construction industry will grow by over 70% to 2025




Explaining the BIM levels

The Government's strategy for BIM adoption has the end goal of ensuring collaborative working and data accessibility for the construction industry. The timeline for the move to total BIM integration in the construction process is split into a number of BIM maturity levels (BIM Level 0 to BIM Level 3):


BIM Level 0 (pre-2011)

At this level there is no collaboration present and information exists via CAD drawings. This information is outputted in either paper or electronic printed documents.

BIM Level 1 (2011)

There is some BIM capability present at this level but still no collaboration on the project. Information combines both 2D and 3D outputs.

BIM Level 2 (2016)

This is the current level of BIM required by Government and made up of the BS 1192 and Pas 1192 series of Standards of which Stroma certify to the PAS 1192-2 and 1192-3. By using BIM the data for a project is now structured and built collaboratively by different disciplines.

BIM Level 3 (20??)

The next phase of BIM integration is total collaboration throughout the lifecycle from planning through construction and into operation. BIM enables a single digital source of data.


BIM has been mandated for public sector projects by Government from April 2016. However, as BIM becomes more widespread the Government has also stated a high probability that it will have large scale adoption in the private sector and organisations should be BIM ready.



BIM in the construction industry

With the construction industry being forecast to continually grow over the coming years, BIM has become a vital process which brings together information about every component of a built asset. BIM creates an environment which monitors the construction supply chain to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies.

BIM Certification will represent a construction business' ability to replicate the entire life cycle of a built asset through 3D modelling and digital data collection, enabling real time decisions to be made, improving accuracy and saving time and money.

Building Information Modelling


Who should apply for BIM Certification?

BIM emphasises the importance of collaboration throughout the construction industry in the sharing of real time data for any built asset. BIM processes enable more effective communication and data sharing between teams and individuals to improve efficiency and accuracy for a construction project.

Stroma Certification offers a BIM Certification scheme for companies in line with PAS 1192-2:2013 (Capital Delivery Phase of Construction) and PAS 1192-3:2013 (Operational Phase of Construction Projects). Stroma Certification certifies design and construction disciplines against the current Government BIM requirement. Our BIM Certification scheme is available to businesses of any size, with BIM Professional expertise to assess you throughout the certification process to help you achieve BIM Certification against Level 2.

If you require further information about Building Information Modelling, its application in the construction industry and the process for becoming BIM certified - please apply to our BIM Foundations training course.


Benefits of BIM Certification

BIM enables all information concerning an infrastructure to be held in a digital environment, throughout the lifecycle from design to operation. BIM Certification provides your company with a recognised quality mark in addition to the number of other benefits of BIM in construction for contractors, building owners and the supply chain:

  • Improved building design
  • Lower life cycle costing
  • Accelerated completion
  • Decline in incidents
  • Reduced planning errors
  • Integrated design model
  • Reduced information loss
  • Improved material estimation
  • Match products to building specification
  • Build information into a single model
  • Improved supplier relationships
  • Conform to Government mandated standards






What is the process for BIM Certification?

Stroma Certification makes it simple for any construction company to become BIM certified. You will be guided through the application, assessment process and certification cycle. You can also find helpful information by downloading our BIM members pack.


Request a BIM Certification Quote

Step 1

Initial Enquiry

Complete Initial enquiry form online and request a call back to discuss the process.

Request a BIM Certification Quote

Step 2

Application

Complete our online BIM Certification scheme application form

Initial BIM Certification

Step 3

Initial Certification

After a desktop & on site assessment we will recomend you for certification

BIM Surveilance Audits

Step 4

Surveillance Audits

Our auditors will review your management system for compliance every 12 months

BIM Re-Certification

Step 5

Re-Certification

Every 3 years your BIM Certification will be re-certified to PAS 1192-2 or PAS 1192-3





The length of the process for BIM Certification is dependent on the size and scope of your organisation. Stroma also offers training and certification for individuals who require competence in building information into a BIM project. Our friendly customer service team can advise you further on 0845 621 11 11.


Certification Scheme Information

  • Application Welcome Letter
    • Introduces the applicant to Stroma Certification’s application process and explains the relevant scheme documents contained within the Members Pack.
  • Certification Application Form
    • To be completed for those Organisations requiring certification.
  • Scheme Membership Handbook
    • Documents the certification scheme processes for granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of certification.
  • Complaints & Appeals Policy
    • Documents how a complaint or appeal can be notified to Stroma Certification and how it will be dealt with. Further information is also available on the Consumer Advice page.
  • Support Policy
    • Documents the means by which Stroma Certification can be contacted concerning BIM certification and other business related activities.

How much does BIM Certification cost?

Our BIM Certification pricing includes the application and desktop assessment. Our customer service team will advise on the cost for the on site assessment depending on the size of your company. Please complete the initial enquiry form below to speak to a member of our team and find out more information on BIM Certification or our other BIM services.

The fees for the BIM Certification Scheme cover the 3 critical stages in the certification process. This includes the application, Stage 1 Assessment and Stage 2 Assessment. Below is a summary of the base rate fees for BIM Certification.

Summary of Fees

Activity Fee Fee Structure
Application £495* Fixed fee
Stage 1 Desktop Assessment £995* Day rate
Stage 2 Office Based Assessment £1,995* Day rate

*All prices exclude VAT

Travel and Subsistence - all fees do not include travel and appropriate subsistence (e.g overnight accommodation) charges. These items will be determined case by case dependant on your location, and anticipated audit duration.


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