Later this year will see the first two international standards published for Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The standards will be as follows: BS EN ISO 19650–1 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 1: Concepts and principles and BS EN ISO 19650-2 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 2: Delivery phase of assets. These two standards will supersede BS 1192 (principles) and PAS 1192 part 2 (capital/delivery phase) respectively.
Then in early 2020 two further international BIM standards are scheduled to be published: BS EN ISO 19650-3 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 3: Operational phase of assets and BS EN ISO 19650-5 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling – Part 5: Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management, which will replace PAS 1192 part 3 (operational phase) and part 5 (security) correspondingly.
Having consulted with stakeholders such as the UK BIM Alliance, the Home Nations Working Group, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Centre for Digital Built Britain, BSI has agreed to stop the current revision activity on PAS 1192 parts 2 and 3 to avoid market confusion and cost. The work completed so far will now feed into the UK adoption of the relevant ISO standards through the national annex and transition guidance.
Ant Burd, Head of Built Environment at BSI, said: “We would like to thank the exceptional work of our experts involved in the development of these BIM standards. Their calibre and knowledge has meant that the UK, through BSI, has led the way in creating standards that address the industry’s needs regarding building information modelling and I have no doubt that that this will continue in the years to come as the construction industry evolves.”
Dr Anne Kemp, Chair of the UK BIM Alliance, commented: “We support streamlining the transition from the 1192 BIM suite of documents to ISO 19650. It is important that the lessons learned in developing and implementing the 1192 BIM suite is carried across to the National Annex and Guidance – and we commit to ensuring this occurs. We are fully aware of the time and commitment many have shown to getting us this far. We are determined that we honour and acknowledge this commitment in our next steps whilst ensuring that we make the adoption of BIM an easier and more natural step for the industry towards wider digital transformation.”