Last edited 30 Sep 2020

Construction Project Information Committee CPI

The Construction Project Information Committee (CPIC or CPI) offers best practice guidance on the content, form and preparation of construction production information (CPI), which it defines as '...the information prepared by designers, which is passed to a construction team to enable a project to be constructed' (ref CPIC The importance of production information).

Originally the Building Project Information Committee (BPIC), it was set up in 1987 with a £16,000 loan from its founding sponsors, which included the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, to provide guidance on the preparation of project specifications and production drawings. It was felt that this was necessary as the quality of production information is extremely important, and unless it is prepared and co-ordinated properly, there will be disputes and delays on site, and costs will be incurred.

Today, the Committee includes representatives from some of the key construction industry institutes:

As well as publishing its own guidance on construction production information, CPIC also contributed to the preparation of BS 1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice (now replaced by BS EN ISO 19650).

CPIC is increasingly involved in preparing guidance for the roll-out of building information modelling (BIM), and is the author of Uniclass2, a voluntary classification system for the construction industry that can be used for all aspects of the design and construction process and is a key part of the government's PAS1192:2: Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling (now replaced by BS EN ISO 19650).

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