Mace, the global consultancy and construction company, has become one of the first in the world to be awarded the new ISO 19650 Building Information Modelling (BIM) accreditation.
The new accreditation, approved by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) in December 2018, is an international version of the current UK 1192 standards and the UK government’s BIM Level 2 mandate.
The accreditation will enable Mace to demonstrate compliance with BIM standards internationally. It provides an assurance to clients that Mace is able to provide effective and compliant BIM services anywhere around the world.
The award of the accreditation reflects a significant investment by Mace into embedding BIM processes and technology across the organisation. The company’s use of BIM across a wide range of projects and sectors – from residential, infrastructure and retail, to education and arts and culture – means it is one of the leading proponents of the technology in the UK.
Mark Reynolds, Mace’s chief executive officer, said: “As the use of BIM becomes more widespread across the whole built environment life-cycle it becomes more important than ever that organisations are appropriately accredited to provide these complex services.
“The creation of the new standard and its link to the existing UK’s government’s BIM mandate is a clear endorsement of the UK’s progressive approach to delivering innovation in construction. It will help to support the growing export market for UK consultancy and construction services.”