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What is a gap analysis for the ISO 19650 standard and how can it help your organisation?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been around for a number of years; however, the formal adoption of meeting the internal ISO 19650 standard is still in its infancy.

Conducting a gap analysis for the ISO 19650 standard is a great way to understand how ready you are – and the best news is that it only takes a day!

Who is it for?

The ISO 19650 gap analysis day is designed for companies that are not sure if they are ready for assessment for ISO 19650 and would like to start their journey to gaining recognised certification.

Why conduct a gap analysis?

It is quite common that the ISO 19650 certification process is delayed due to most organisations being new to the standard. It is not unusual for them to feel overwhelmed about where to start and spend unnecessary time, money and resources trying to figure out what they need in place prior to moving forward for a formal assessment.

What is the gap analysis?

The gap analysis is a remote, shorter, lighter assessment which provides a high-level overview of a company’s readiness for certification and determines if it is ready to progress to a formal assessment.

Once a company has completed the gap analysis, it will have an easy-to-understand traffic light report defining the areas that require improvement to meet the standard. This straightforward report will provide a clear starting point so companies can move confidently on to the ISO 19650 certification process.

What are the benefits of the gap analysis?

Think of the gap analysis as a safety net. If a company that is not ready for certification goes ahead to a stage one assessment and has a number of non-conformances, then the assessor has the right to close off the assessment and rebook when the client is ready.

In short, it saves time and money!

How is the gap analysis delivered?

An ISO 19650 gap analysis is delivered over a remote session using Microsoft Teams. At Simply Certification, we have built up a network of worldwide assessors with the help of our partner, Plannerly, so we will be able to match you with a skilled and competent BIM and ISO 19650 expert who will carry out the gap analysis.

The session will last no longer than 6 hours.

What do I get at the end of the ISO 19650 gap analysis session?

At the end of the session, our assessor will finalise a report offline and send this to you. This will be in the format of an easy-to-understand traffic light system-style document against each of the clauses in the ISO 19650 standard.

It will detail where additional work needs to be done in order to meet the ISO 19650 standard and become assessment-ready.

What happens after the gap analysis?

Once you have addressed the findings in the report, you can then move on to the certification process.

The ISO 19650 certification process is a separate assessment and is carried out under a different scheme. The result of this is a 3-year certificate that will be recognised worldwide.

Where do I start?

It’s straightforward! Simply provide your details on our ISO 19650 gap analysis form and one of our team will be in touch with a quote and the next steps.

The need for “Green Compliance” has never been as urgent

With the price of fuel escalating and the urgency to address climate change compliance around green standards has never been in as much demand.

When we launched in 2020 it was our aim to be the certification body of choice within the wider construction sector, with a strong focus around standards that support the drive of decarbonisation and energy efficiency.

Not just a certificate

Gaining compliance and certification is not just about showcasing to stakeholders that your organisation is serious about green strategies – but a real opportunity to:

  • Perform better as an organisation
  • Be more efficient, increasing profit margins
  • Qualify for frameworks, funding and contracts

Which certification is right for your organisation?


Who needs this?

Most organisations that are responsible for their own energy use, such as office facilities, hospitals, retail and leisure parks, schools and universities, industrial and manufacturing plants.

What it is

The new ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems can help safeguard our future by making a positive difference in the here and now.

ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for organisations to:

  • Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
  • Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
  • Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
  • Measure the results
  • Review how well the policy works, and
  • Continually improve energy management


Who needs this?

Contractors who install insulation, windows, gas and electrical measures relating to making a building more energy efficient.

What it is

Contractors are moving quickly to gain PAS 2030 alongside TrustMark registration as more and more framework agreements and contracts are emerging stating the need to have certification for PAS 2030.


Who needs this?

Installers, designers, architects and principle contractors who are responsible for the design of the retrofit of energy efficiency measures in domestic buildings.

What it is

PAS 2035 is the requirement around the assessment and design of an energy efficiency retrofit installation. This is interlinked to PAS 2030.


Who needs this?

Designers, architects and principle contractors who are responsible for the design of the retrofit of energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings.

What it is

Published in 2021, PAS 2038 this is crucial in driving down the energy use in existing building stock. With commercial buildings being much more complex than domestic, this standard helps on the impact of energy use within hospitals, schools, retail parks, leisure facilities and office space via the retrofit of energy efficiency measures.


Who needs this?

Most organisations have an impact on the environment and ISO 14001 is suitable for a wide range of businesses.

What it is

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organisation can follow to help drive efficiencies across the business.


Who needs this?

Architects, designers, contractors and facilities management. It is quickly becoming a recognised standard across the globe for those in the built environment.

What it is

Working within ISO 19650 showcases that your organisation works towards best practice within a construction and facilities management program.

It also enables your business to reduce unnecessary costs through wasted resources and time, also having a positive impact on the environment.

Would you like to find out more?

Book in a free consultation call with us to find out more about our Green Compliance offering.

Join Plannerly and Simply Certification for this two-part mini-series to learn some simple how tos that will demystify your ISO 19650 certification journey:

November 10th
ISO 19650 Training (part 1)

☑️   How to get ISO 19650 training and all of the best options
☑️   Tips and best practices to up-skill your organisation

December 8th
ISO 19650 Audit + Certification (part 2)

☑️   What to expect during an ISO 19650 Audit
☑️   Options to get your company ISO 19650 Certified

Register to also receive the recordings right after each episode:



Join an energetic, collaborative and high growth certification body

Due to our growth we are needing more assessors to join our fantastic team.

Who we are

Quite “simply” we provide certification across a range of standards:


Our five core values are:

  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Responsiveness
  • Supportive
  • Value lead

We believe that having all five of these core values is what sets us apart from other certification bodies.

Our customer orientated approach means that our customers get a refreshing approach to their certification services. Our assessments are robust, impartial and thorough following UKAS standards.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to grow our team significantly as our customer base is growing across the UK and Globally:

PAS 2030/35 Technical Assessors

We are looking for a number of assessors across the UK to join our team to provide head office and technical assessments for Insulation, Gas and Electrical installations under PAS 2030/35

We would be looking for the following competencies:

  • Evidence of training within PAS 2030 such as an Awareness Course
  • GDA or DEA or Equivalent Course (Retrofit Assessor)
  • Lead auditor training
  • Relevant qualifications for measures required
    • Gas – Gas Safe Card
    • Electrical – 18th Edition and ECS Card
    • Insulation – NVQ Level 2 in Insulation and Building Treatments
    • Glazing – NVQ in Glazing and FENSA  Registration
  • Minimum of two years’ experience within Eco Industry
  • Minimum of two years’ experience inspecting, assessing or technical monitoring

Apply using our online application.

ISO 9001/14001/45001 Assessors

We are looking for a number of assessors across the UK to join our Management System team. We are looking for cross competent auditors to help our customers streamline audit programs across the three standards.

Ideally we are looking for the following

  • Relevant subject degree
  • IRCA ISO Lead Auditor
  • Prince, APM, Six Sigma
  • Have a varied breadth of industry sector experience, ideally across the relevant EA industries
  • Minimum of two years’ experience conducting certification audits
  • Two additional years’ work experience in the operation or assessment of relevant Management Systems

Apply using our online application

ISO 19650 Assessors

We are looking for a number of assessors that can carry out remote audits for ISO 19650. We are looking for existing BIM consultants/trainers with in-depth knowledge to become an assessor against the ISO standard.

  • Relevant subject degree
  • IRCA ISO Lead Auditor
  • Have a varied breadth of industry sector experience for BIM
  • Minimum of two years’ experience conducting audits
  • Two additional years’ work experience in the operation or assessment of relevant Management Systems

Apply by sending your CV to hello@simplycertification.co.uk


A new certification body, Simply Certification Limited, was launched in August 2020 and promises to make the ISO and PAS 2030 certification experience to its customers and enjoyable one!

Austin Gibbons, one of the founders of Simply explains;

“I’ve worked in the industry for a few years now as a lead auditor and consultant and it became really apparent to me that organisations actually viewed certification assessments on the whole as a negative experience. Often dreading ‘that time of year’ again which I felt was a shame.

It also appeared to me and that many certification bodies in general were quite dry and didn’t have much of personal appeal. Customer service and a positive culture is everything for a successful business, however this had seemed to be lost in the midst of assessments, standards and compliancy for many certification bodies.”

Austin continues;

“Simply Certification was born out of a team of us coming together with the same vision, attitude and passion; to provide a certification experience that wasn’t needlessly overcomplicated, that our clients enjoy and that is an overall great customer experience.

We are able to provide independent certification that satisfies many our client’s customers’ requirements. However we are underway to gain UKAS accreditation across a number of standards, which brings even more value to our customers.”

Based in the North East of England, Simply Certification are offering a range of products, including:

Launched in August 2020, Simply Certification is aiming to be the certification body of choice for the construction industry.

Austin Gibbons, one of the founding members of Simply explains:

“Construction is the natural choice for Simply as our key sector. Our team have huge experience in the sector as assessors, consultants and other disciplines which brings a lot to the table for our clients.

We’ve launched this new certification body as we felt the market was in desperate need of a provider that didn’t overcomplicate certification and who provided an enjoyable customer experience. There are many certification bodies around that have become large institutions that are feared and that have lost the “customer comes first” approach.

Our approach is personable, reliable and friendly. We recognise that yearly ISO assessments are often dreaded due to organisations not having a good relationship with their provider. We have broken the mould on this and work in a collaborative manner. Our customers come first and we are there to help their business to flourish.

Assessments should be seen as an opportunity to take a step back and take a look at a business to find improvements. Not a horrendous experience trying to quickly hide faults from the auditor. It’s amazing how many clients our team have come across that have a really dim view of their certification body.”

Compliance is key in construction

Having an independently certified management system such as ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 45001 (health and safety)  and PAS 2030 (home energy efficiency installation) is quickly becoming a must for those in the construction sector to gain contract awards and access funding.

Austin explains:

“Having worked as a consultant and lead auditor in the industry I have seen huge growth in the need for organisations to demonstrate compliancy across a range of industry standards.

We have developed a suite of certifications that meets the needs of this industry in particular, including ISO 19650 (BIM) to enable our customers to use one certification body that meets all of their needs.

It’s an exciting time for us all at Simply and we very much look forward delivering the best service to our construction clients.”