Last edited 19 Apr 2022

BS 8536-2:2016

[edit] 2022 update to BS 8536

BS 8536-2:2016 has been consolodated into the new british Standard: BS 8536 - Design, manufacture and construction for operability

This British Standard promotes the smooth delivery and operation of built assets throughout their lifecycle by maximizing the value that can be derived from information and data. BS 8536:2022 is also a consolidation and update of its predecessors, BS 8536-1:2015 and BS 8536-2:2016 into one single document.

[edit] BS 8536-2:2016

BS 8536-2:2016 Design and construction: Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure), is part of a suite of documents developed to help the construction industry adopt building information modelling (BIM) level 2, that is, developing building information in a collaborative 3D environment with data attached, but created in separate discipline models.

It has a companion document, BS 8536-1:2015 Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure).

Linear infrastructure includes assets such as transport, energy distribution and geographical infrastructure assets such as flood alleviation and so on.

BS 8536-2:2016 provides a structured and systematic approach to briefing to ensure operating and maintenance costs are minimised. It gives recommendations for briefing for design and construction in relation to energy, telecommunication, transport, water and other utilitiesinfrastructure.

It is intended to ensure design takes into account expected performance in use over the operational life of a built asset, and can be used for the provision of documentation during design, construction, testing and commissioning, handover, start-up of operations and defined periods of aftercare.

It can ensures there is:

It is available as a free download through sponsorship from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group.

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