The issue, of course is that there is NO “industry tested and approved level”.
RICS has announced a BIM Manager Certification. While BIM is far from a “standard” the certification is an attempt to define and evaluate the proficiencies of construction professionals with respect to BIM (Building Information Modelling).
A bit of the “cart before the horse” the RICS stand will attempt to assure that professionals and firms executing construction and infrastructure projects will acquire the related information, experience and expertise in employing BIM at an industry tested and approved level. The issue, of course is that there is NO “industry tested and approved level”.
Per a RIC representative – “This (the BIM certification) provides the sector with a trusted kitemark that will clearly demonstrate the existing experience and knowledge of construction professionals. We are also planning a Certification for Facilities Managers and Geomatics professionals. In addition, we are looking at the emerging effect of BIM on our traditional qualification routes and will use feedback from the Certification to inform this process.” To be honest, I just do see how RICs, or any organization can claim to be able to certify the use of BIM at this stage of its development.