RPS BIM Director Mark Costello has been awarded BRE Academy Fellowship.
This is “the highest level of BRE Academy membership awarded upon recognition of significant activity within the industry. Fellowship is awarded to those who have demonstrated an extremely high level of success or achievement in their chosen field. As leaders in their fields, Fellows will have undertaken notable projects or have made a special contribution to their profession”.
In 2009, RPS identified BIM as a key industry development. Mark established a BIM committee and piloted BIM within RPS. He has been instrumental in providing a new approach to BIM education and training in Ireland. He has collaborated with local academic institutions to develop suitable BIM training programmes to enable upskilling. Mark is co-author of a number of research papers on the subject of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Collaboration between RPS and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has resulted in the development of an industry orientated Higher Diploma in Engineering in BIM (Level 8 on the National Framework) to train designers to meet Level 2 BIM requirements. Over 60 RPS staff are currently registered on this training programme.
RPS also achieved Level 2 BIM Business Systems Certification from BRE Global in January 2016, recognising our ability to deliver projects in a BIM Level 2 environment for our clients. The certification assesses the BIM policy and capability of the business as defined within PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91 as well as assessing the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to carry out a BIM capability assessment. In the UK, centrally procured public sector projects require the implementation of BIM at Level 2 since April 2016.
The BRE Academy is the leading international provider of blended learning training and education programmes for professionals and employers. It is the lifelong learning extension of BRE, a world leading multi-disciplinary building science based company, whose mission is to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation.