It is widely recognised that poorly prepared and coordinated construction information is a significant cause of delay, expense and conflict. BS 1192 sets out a method for managing the production, distribution and quality of construction information. This includes construction information produced using CAD systems. It was originally based on work by Avanti and CPI.
The first edition was BS 1192-5:1990, which was replaced in 1998 by the second edition, BS 1192-5:1998. Third edition, 'Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice' was published in 31 December 2007 and provided a more comprehensive code of practice that could be applied to 2D and 3D model-based information systems.
It applies to those involved in the preparation and use of construction information during the design, construction, operation and decommissioning of the projects. It applies to buildings and infrastructure projects. The British Standards Institute (BSI) suggest that it might also offer useful guidance for software developers.
It establishes common methodologies for naming, classifying, layering and exchanging data when setting up projects that will involve collaborative working as well as setting out roles and responsibilities.
The exchange of data is managed through a Common Data Environment (CDE). This is the single source of information for the project, used to collect, manage and disseminate documentation, the graphical model and non-graphical data for the whole project team. Information in the CDE is classified as:
On 1 July 2015, BSI published a revised version of BS 1192:2007 for consultation. As a result, in 2015, an amendment was published BS 1192:2007+A1:2015 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice.
 Relationship with other documents
This standard is intended to form part of a suite of documents (some of which are still in their PAS – 'publically available specification' stage of development) that includes:
- PAS 1192-2:2013. Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling.
- PAS 1192-3:2014. Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling.
- BS 1192-4:2014. Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer's information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice.
- PAS 1192-5:2015. Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- BS 1192-4:2014. Collaborative production of information Part 4: Fulfilling employer's information exchange requirements using COBie – Code of practice.
- BS 8536-1:2015 Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure).
- Building information modelling.
- Computer aided design.
- Common data environment.
- PAS 1192-2.
- PAS 1192-3.
- PAS 1192-5:2015.
- Uniclass 2.
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