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:
- ISO 19650-1 Organization of information about construction works - Information management using building information modelling. Part 1: Concepts and principles
- ISO 19650-2 Organization of information about construction works - Information management using building information modelling. Part 2: Delivery phase of assets
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.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- BIM articles.
- BIM standards.
- BIM resources.
- 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 Design and construction: Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure).
- International Organisation for Standardisation ISO.
- PAS 1192-2
- PAS 1192-2 consultation.
- PAS 1192-3.
- PAS 1192-5:2015 Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.
- PAS 1192-6.
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