NB See also our Step-by-step guide to using BIM on projects supported by more than 100 linked articles.
Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) are fast-track standards, specifications, codes of practice or guidelines developed by sponsoring organisations to meet an immediate market need following guidelines set out by BSI (British Standards Institution). Within 2 years they are reviewed to assess whether they should be revised, withdrawn, or become formal British Standards or international standards.
PAS 1192-2:2013 is the Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling. It is sponsored by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and published by The British Standards Institution. It came into effect on 28 February 2013.
It was commissioned by CIC as part of its response to the UK Government Construction Strategy which stated that the '...Government requires fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016'. This represents a requirement for Level 2 BIM on centrally-procured public projects. Level 2 is a managed 3D environment with data attached, but created in separate discipline models.
PAS 1192-2 specifies the requirements for achieving building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 during the capital / delivery phase of projects. It builds on the existing code of practice for the collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information, defined by BS 1192:2007 and is one of a number of standards, protocols and tools available to support the adoption of level 2 BIM in the construction industry:
- BS 1192:2007+A1:2015 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice
- 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.
- CIC BIM Protocol.
- Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard data format.
- COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange).
- BIM Toolkit.
PAS 1192-2 focuses specifically on project delivery. Its application begins with the statement of need and works through the stages of the information delivery cycle, culminating in an as-constructed asset information model (AIM). The approach taken is described as “beginning with the end in mind”, identifying the downstream uses of information at the outset, to ensure its re-use during the whole building life cycle. Throughout this process it advocates the adoption of collaborative practices and of lean construction techniques.
PAS 1192-2 specifies in detail the requirements for five stages of information delivery:
- Employers Information Requirements (EIR).
- BIM Execution Plan (BEP).
- Project Implementation Plan (PIP).
- Supplier BIM assessment form.
- Supplier information technology assessment form.
- Supplier resource assessment form.
- Supply chain capability summary form.
- Post contract award BIM Execution Plan.
- Master Information Delivery Plan (MIDP).
- Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP).
- Common Data Environment (CDE).
- File and layer naming conventions.
- Spatial co-ordination.
- Publication of information.
- Design for bespoke manufacture.
- Using assemblies and library information.
- Levels of model definition.
- Levels of model detail and model information.
In July 2015, BSI published a draft revised PAS 1192-2 for consultation. See PAS 1192-2 consultation for more information.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Asset information model.
- BIM articles.
- BIM execution plan.
- BIM for dummies - an interview.
- BS 1192.
- 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).
- Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie).
- CIC BIM Protocol.
- Common data environment.
- Federated building information model.
- Government Construction Strategy.
- Industry Foundation Classes.
- Information manager.
- Master information delivery plan.
- PAS 1192-2 consultation.
- PAS 1192-3.
- PAS 1192-5:2015 Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.
- Project information model.
- Soft landings.
- Task information delivery plan.
 External references
- BSI PAS 1192 2 2013.
- BIM Task Group.
- CIC Scope of Services.
- Outline Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management.
- Employer's Information Requirements.
- BS 1192:2007, Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Code of practice
- CIC BIM Protocol, First Edition, 2013
- RICHARDS, M. Building Information Management – A Standard Framework and Guide to BS 1192. London, UK: BSI, 2010
- PAS 1192-2 in 5 Minutes (video animation)
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