We have a number of world leading BIM professionals who bring vast experience and expertise, in both implementing information management processes, undertaking BIM projects and authoring project, company, national and international standards.

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What is BIM?

Building Information Management (BIM) utilises information-rich 3D models through a collaborative working processes in order to eliminate waste and improve the quality of information provided at the design and construction phases. BIM also provides the opportunity to deliver structured information for asset models which can then be utilised through an agreed process to inform FM systems.

In response to the successful use of UK and International BIM standards, public sector as well as private sector projects internationally are adopting this process.

BRE is delivering highly relevant conferences, training and certification, as well as leading the UK in BIM related research. BRE has proven expertise in delivering BIM for Built Environment professionals with industry-leading BIM practitioners developing and presenting the courses.

BRE’s BIM courses and certification schemes have been developed by internationally acclaimed BIM experts who have been instrumental in developing the UK standards such as PAS 1192:2 2013, BS 1192:2007, BS 7000-4:2013 and BS 8541 series as well as supporting the development of ISO and buildingSMART Standards.

Benefits of BIM

  • Reduce errors & omissions
  • Reduce rework
  • Improve collaboration
  • Reduce Waste
  • Whole life cycle management
  • Reduce cycle time of specific workflows
  • Better information for Improved Decision Making

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BIM advisory

BRE offers support to the AEC Industry by providing a client advisory service. The client advisory service assists clients in the creation of Employers Information Requirements (EIR) which are key to the information management lifecycle.

More about our BIM advisory service

BIM training

The BRE Academy’s BIM Level 2 training programme has been developed and is delivered by BRE’s technical experts, who are active in standards committees and have a wealth of practical experience.

More about  BIM training

BIM certification

BRE Global has developed a scheme for individuals that offers two pathways to certification which will give customers the confidence that individuals can deliver what they need and expect. Having completed the appropriate training criteria these certification routes provide on-going, third-party assessment through a combination of audit and CPD requirements.

More about BIM certification

BIM research

BRE has been at the centre of research which has been influential in the development of BIM.

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BRE Templater

Delivered by BRE, code by activeplan – BRE Templater is an online solution that helps manufacturers standardise their BIM product data for effective Building Information Modelling.

Hosted data templates for the construction industry provide standardised attributes or parameters that can be mapped to terms for different uses e.g. human understanding, CAD and BIM software and database technologies.

If you are a construction product manufacturer wishing to standardise your data:

Read more about BRE Templater


A new online tool designed to help the construction industry access and share standardised BIM product data for effective Building Information Modelling.

A reliable way to list, search and manage BIM product data, designers can visualise concepts swiftly by using reliable data and plug-ins.

More about DataBook

Digital estate

Experience the BRE Campus with our innovative digital walk through.

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Our team

BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation. A key reason for BRE’s success is the quality of the staff it employs; recognising that professionals are needed to ensure high quality and due-diligence.

BRE’s BIM team are not only experienced practitioners of building information modeling (BIM) but also include chartered professionals who represent their industry bodies and contribute to National, European and International standards development as well as local communities and networks. To achieve the high quality and due-diligence expected by BRE, all of BRE’s BIM-related services are developed, delivered and maintained by construction professionals for construction professionals; building a better world together.

Paul Oakley BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

BRE Director BIM

BRE Director BIM, Chartered Architect and world leading expert in BIM
British, European and International Standards and Structured Data Evangelist.

Stuart Byford

BIM Advisor

Stuart Byford

BIM Advisor

BIM Advisor for BRE with 22 years of experience within the AEC industry. Development and delivery of class-based training courses for BIM Level 2 delivered in the UK and internationally.  An auditor of companies and individuals for compliance with UK BIM Level 2 procedures in accordance with BRE BIM company certification scheme.

Gareth Sewell (MCIAT)

Associate Director BIM

Gareth Sewell (MCIAT)

Associate Director BIM

Associate Director BIM for BRE, Charted Architectural technologist, Project delivery lead for healthcare / research & schools projects utilising BIM, Former Director AUGI UK, Qualified PADI Rescue Diver!

Julian Buhagiar B.Arch (Hons.) M.Arch (Hons.)

BIM Development Lead

BIM Development Lead, Specialised in delivering housing and community projects utilising BIM, Expertise in integrating structured data into software solutions, Home Quality Mark Technical Development and data schema designer, Data modelling and visualisation specialist.

Ben Curtis

BIM Scheme Manager, BRE Global

Ben Curtis

BIM Scheme Manager, BRE Global

BRE Global BIM Certification Specialist, 10+ years certification experience at BRE Global (EPC schemes).  Day-to-day running and development of BIM schemes, delivery of BIM audits for individuals.  Here to support your pathway to certification.

Dan Rossiter (MCIAT)

Senior BIM Communicator

Dan Rossiter (MCIAT)

Senior BIM Communicator

Senior BIM Communicator for BRE, Chartered Architectural Technologist, Author of www.BIMblog.house
Construction information terminology expert, British, European and International Standards developer and plain language champion.

BIM case studies

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Paul Oakley
BRE Director BIM
+44 (0)333 321 88 11