Information management according to BS EN ISO 19650, Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery (third edition), published by the UK BIM Alliance, the Centre for Digital Built Britain and the British Standards Institute in January 2020, suggest that:
‘If you are a client or are managing information on behalf of a client this means that you are fulfilling the role of the ‘Appointing Party’ – you are effectively the party ‘owning’ the appointment/project in the context of the ISO 19650 series. As appointing party you are a member of the Project Team.’
It suggests that this role involves:
- Establishing the project’s information requirements, information delivery milestones and information standards.
- Identifying specific procedures for the production of information including its generation, delivery and secure management.
- Identifying existing information and/or resources that are relevant to the delivery teams appointed to the project.
- Establishing the project’s information protocol for incorporation into all project appointments.
- Establishing a common data environment (CDE) to support the project and the collaborative production of information.
- Perhaps appointing a third party to host, manage or support the CDE.
- Establishing information requirements for each package.
- Reviewing each delivery team’s information model against the information requirements and accepting or rejecting as appropriate.
- Archiving the information containers.
- Capturing the lessons learned with each lead appointed party.
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- Appointed party.
- BIM articles.
- BIM resources.
- BIM standards.
- British Standards Institution BSI.
- BS 1192.
- BS 1192-4:2014.
- BS 8536-1:2015 Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure).
- BS 8536-2:2016
- International Organisation for Standardisation ISO.
- ISO 19650.
- Lead appointed party.
- PAS 1192-2
- PAS 1192-2 consultation.
- PAS 1192-3.