RTA becomes first government entity worldwide to obtain ISO 19650 certificate in BIM

Certificate illustrates the high level achieved by the authority in BIM over the last five years

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has become the first government entity worldwide to obtain the ISO 19650 certificate in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) – BIM Asset Lifecycle ISO 19650 Framework.

In a statement, the RTA said that the certificate illustrates the high level achieved by it in BIM over the last five years, whether in the preparation of viable strategic plans, establishing business processes and carrying out detailed analysis of the implementation of the system in several strategic projects undertaken by the authority, it said.

“Being the first government entity in the world to obtain this prestigious global certificate is credited to the copious efforts of RTA towards adopting BIM practices,” said Saeed Al Ramsi, director of Asset at RTA’s Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector.

“It is also indicative of RTA’s commitment to ensuring the optimal utilisation of resources, adopting innovative techniques for elongating asset lifespan and cutting capital overheads. The achievement will also boost RTA’s leading role at local and regional levels in this vital field.”

The statement explained that the British Standards Institute (BSI), a specialist assessment entity, recently visited RTA and met with the task team. The team briefed BSI on the detailed processes in place and responded to their queries.

The BSI then carried out a comprehensive assessment of BIM standards implemented by RTA over 5 consecutive days. Post which, the head of the BSI team verified that BIM processes implemented by RTA were of high standards and confirmed that the assessment team had not detected any incompliance case.

As such, RTA’s efforts culminated in obtaining ISO 19650 as a worthy achievement of BIM Asset Lifecycle ISO 19650 Framework, the statement concluded.


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