Last edited 27 Oct 2016

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:

  • Improved supplier support at the handover stage.
  • Improved operational performance and reduced costs.
  • Increased value.

It is available as a free download from the BIM Level 2 website through sponsorship from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group.

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