UK BIM Framework

Standards & Guidance

BSI, CDBB and UK BIM Alliance are developing standards and guidance to support individuals and organisations in the UK to understand the fundamental principles of building information modelling. Please find below all the currently available documents, more will be added in future.

Standards

BS EN ISO 19650-1: 2018

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling — Information management using building information modelling: Concepts and principles

BS EN ISO 19650-2: 2018

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling — Information management using building information modelling: Delivery phase of the assets

PD 19650-0: 2019

Transition guidance to BS EN ISO 19650

Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.

Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling (BIM)

Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM

Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange). Code of practice.

Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure).

Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure)

Guidance

The Concepts Guidance first released in April and updated in July 2019 is brief and high level and is aimed at a broad audience. It explores the general requirements of the ISO 19650 series alongside the case for building information modelling and digital transformation.

The Processes for Project Delivery Guidance is an evolving resource.  It will subject to quarterly updates as we explore the requirements of ISO 19650-2 in increasing detail.  This fourth edition addresses key areas that are relevant to all project team members with guidance into the areas of exchange information requirements, the level of information need, information delivery planning and open data and buildingSMART. It is intended to be helpful, practical and accessible to support the adoption of the ISO 19650 standards that are currently available.

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BSI have also published PD 19650-0:2019 Transition guidance to BS EN ISO 19650. This transition guidance has been prepared specifically to help the existing users of BS 1192 and PAS 1192‑2 understand any changes made between the UK’s existing standards, and the ISO documents which are to replace them.

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The Information Protocol has been developed as part of the BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 requirements and provides an example of what could be included in an Information Protocol to be used when confirming to BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 for projects and their appointments.

“The guidance to BS EN ISO 19650-2 is an extremely well written and helpful document, which is assisting in a clearer understanding of the processes of delivery according to 19650 amongst lecturers and students.

This guidance is particularly helpful in providing clarity on the definitions and clauses within BS EN ISO 19650-2, with informative images and useful summary workflows related to management functions, key documentation and the common data environment.

In my view, this guidance is an essential companion to BS EN ISO 19650-2 and will allow the industry and academia to gain a deeper understanding of the international BIM standards.

I am very pleased this guidance has been published and made available for all to access. Thank you to all those involved at the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDBB - fantastic work.”

Mark Swallow MCIOB, Senior lecturer, Leeds College of Building

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