The scheme provides evidence-based assessment of BIM business and management systems in line with Level 2’s process requirements. Companies that meet the criteria are awarded certificated BIM operator status by BRE Global, the BRE’s independent certification body. Companies will undergo an annual site audit, and a full reassessment every three years.

Paul Oakley, associate director of BIM at BRE, said certification saved businesses the time and costs involved in responding to ever-varying tender questions.

Before the launch BRE trialled the scheme with BDP, David Miller Architects and Heatherwick Studio.

The scheme is launched alongside BRE Academy’s BIM Level 2 training and certification for professionals.