First in Australasia – CIMIC Group certified to new international BIM standard ISO 19650

CIMIC Group companies, CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia, UGL, Sedgman, Pacific Partnerships and EIC Activities are the first in Australasia to achieve Kitemark certification for excellence in Building Information Management (BIM) to the new international ISO 19650 standards series.

The British Standards Institution’s (BSI) certification recognises CIMIC Group’s leading expertise in using BIM for design and construction over the whole life cycle of a built asset, from strategic planning, design and delivery, through to operations, maintenance and decommissioning.

EIC Activities Acting Managing Director Geoff Sewell said: “Kitemark certification to ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2 reflects that CIMIC Group's digital engineering capability is embedded in our operations and enhances value for clients.”

“The Group's approach integrates Information Management, BIM, Quality Assurance and Asset Management, which our project teams leverage to generate innovative end-to-end solutions, manage complex interfaces and control project delivery.

“It’s a core capability that equips us to reliably and cost effectively deliver quality assets, optimise performance and improve social, economic and environmental outcomes.”

BSI Kitemark certification

BSI certification is the international benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and project delivery.

As part of the certification process, BSI completed onsite audits with CIMIC Group projects, assessing areas including delivery to contract requirements, client satisfaction and supply chain management against the ISO requirements.

BSI’s independent assessment and certification recognises and endorses all nominated CIMIC Group companies for digital engineering compliance, to the specific standards BS EN ISO 19650-1 and BS EN ISO 19650-2 with BSI Kitemark certification, being the highest certification of excellence to those standards.

This builds on the Group’s 2017 achievement of being the first Australasian companies to achieve BSI Kitemark certification to the previous BS and PAS 1192 standards.

ISO standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is the largest developer and publisher of international standards globally. ISO standards give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.

ISO 19650 will help organisations globally adopt a simplified and common approach to BIM.

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