Atkins achieves unique global BIM certification


First global engineering consultancy to achieve BSI certification for BIM compliance across Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific operations.

Atkins has become the first global engineering consultancy to achieve Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for fully incorporating best practice across its global business. 

Best practice in BIM helps to improve performance and increase the predictability of outcomes for clients and investors – which is crucial to opening up greater financial backing for projects as the world targets unprecedented action at tackling climate change and achieving the UN’s SDGs. 

Best practice in BIM also helps to protect data and information relating to the project and those involved with it – something that is of growing importance to long term infrastructure security.

The certification recognises Atkins’ incorporation of international BIM standards within its own global design framework, which forms part of a group-wide commitment to provide consistent project delivery across its core geographies by connecting people, data and technology. 

Pietro Foschi, BSI group director assurance services, said: “We would like to congratulate Atkins on their achievement of expanding coverage of their BSI Kitemark. Achieving BIM certification can help organisations to accelerate innovation and digital transformation, whilst embedding best practice across the built environment sector.”

Warren Barnes, Global Kitemark lead at Atkins, added: “Achieving BSI BIM certification internationally is a significant milestone for our organisation as we drive the global adoption of consistent digital practices which are transforming the way infrastructure is designed, built, operated and maintained through the use of secure data which reduces risk and increases certainty.”

Atkins, which is part of SNC-Lavalin, has invested significantly in information management globally and is pioneering new data-driven approaches to project delivery that include the use of artificial intelligence and development of digital twins.

The BSI Kitemark™ for BIM incorporates international BIM standards (ISO 19650) 1, 2 and PAS 1192-3,5, to ensure all projects adopt a fully collaborative and consistent BIM process throughout the whole project lifecycle.