BIM training needs to align with ISO 19650

The Construction Innovation Hub wants BIM training providers to align far more with ISO 19650.

David Philp, digital impact director at the Hub said: “Training providers have faced enormous challenges over the past year, from changes in patterns of demand to moving their course delivery online. BS EN ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2 were published in January 2019 and whilst there should be a smooth transition for those familiar with the previous PAS and British Standards, the changes are not trivial, and we would like to see increased alignment to the ISO 19650 series (as part of the UK BIM Framework) as the sector recovers.” 

His message is contained in the Hub’s recently published training directory, which found half of the 36 training providers listed had a course title or syllabus that mentioned ISO 19650.

The average cost of a short course is £423.

Nearly half of the courses (49%) are designed for classroom delivery; only 16% are purely online.

The directory emphasises the need for organisations to “have a clear understanding of [their] training requirements and that [they] engage with [their] chosen supplier to ensure that they can deliver the outcomes”.

It also reminds organisations to “be realistic about the level of competence you require the individuals being trained to acquire. Many in your organisation will need to be able to understand the purpose of information activities and be able to comply with them: far fewer need the level of understanding to set up and operate these organisational processes.”

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