Last edited 18 Apr 2017

ISO 19650

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a very broad term that describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a built asset such as building, bridge, highway, tunnel and so on.

On 17 February 2017, BSI (British Standards Institution) published a new draft standard for comment. The standard is in two parts:

Part 1 gives recommendations for a structured framework to manage, exchange, version and organise information. It applies to the whole life cycle of a built asset, including strategic planning, design, construction, day-to-day operation, maintenance, refurbishment, repair and end-of-life processes. It is intended for use by owners, operators, clients, the design team, the supply chain, regulators and end users.

Part 2 enables appointing organisations to establish their requirements for information during the delivery phase. It gives guidance on providing organisations with the right commercial and collaborative environment so that information is produced in an effective and efficient manner. It defines the information management process, provides best practice guidance on reducing wasteful activities and describes the activities necessary to collaboratively produce information.

Comments on the draft standard could be made until 16 April 2017.

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