Faithful+Gould Leads the Way With RICS Certified BIM Managers

Nick Ledger
The RICS BIM Manager certification is the most recently developed certification from RICS and is the first recognisable BIM standard from a global professional body.

The certifications mean that Faithful+Gould currently has more RICS certified BIM managers than any other organisation in the world with Adrian Malone, Jane Foulkes and Shahida Rajabdeen being three of only 15 people to receive the certification.

Adrian presented an overview of the certification and his view of how it contributes to the development of BIM for the industry at the 2014 RICS National BIM Conference. BIM is continuing to dominate processes across the built environment and is widely considered to be the future of the construction industry. However, because BIM is so new, competent individuals with extensive experience in BIM are finding it difficult to demonstrate their abilities to employers and clients.

Faithful+Gould currently has more RICS certified BIM managers than any other organisation in the world...

For this reason, RICS has developed the RICSBIM Managers Certificate. The new certification will help to demonstrate to contractors, investors and consultants that the professionals and firms delivering the construction and infrastructure services have the relevant knowledge, expertise and skills to implement BIM at an industry approved level. We pride ourselves on employing highly skilled, qualified and enthusiastic individuals who can offer the most to our clients. With this new certification system in place, our clients can have peace of mind when working with certified BIM Managers, knowing that they are fully capable of fulfilling BIM services.


Adrian Malone receiving his certificate from RICS president Michael Newey

Adrian Malone, Faithful+Gould’s Head of BIM, is a member of the RICS Technology Steering Group and the RICS Global BIM Working Group. Adrian leads Faithful+Gould’s internal BIM working group and represents Faithful+Gould on the Atkins Global BIM Corporate Strategy Team. Adrian is a founding committee member of the APM Knowledge SIG. He also speaks regularly at conferences and industry events and writes a blog column for the Faithful+Gould website (fgould.com) and Building Magazine online.

With this new certification system in place, our clients can have peace of mind when working with certified BIM Managers, knowing that they are fully capable of fulfilling BIM services.

Jane Foulkes has been involved in one of the first 'early adopter' projects for the Ministry of Justice with HM Young Offenders Institute at Cookham Wood. This project has helped develop the documents that are now the industry foundation-stones for the use of BIM on projects, and the information produced / lessons learnt were fed into the draft PAS 1192:2 on BIM. Jane also contributed to the BIM Protocol document published by the CIC last year, through her involvement with the Govermment BIM Task Group and the Government BIM Protocol Steering Group.

Shahida Rajabdeen has been involved in a variety of BIM projects across the UK. Shahida has used this experience to train and develop Faithful+Gould’s staff to understand BIM at a high level. Shahida is heavily involved in developing Faithful+Gould’s Softlanding consultancy service and has also authored an article on BIM Governance. Shahida is responsible for the BIM implementation within the London & South East region and sits on Faithful+Gould’s internal BIM working group.