BSI launches new standards on building information modelling

WCN Editorial Team 4 Feb 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Business standards company BSI has published two new international standards – BS EN ISO 19650-1 and BS EN ISO 19650-2 – for the organisation of information about construction works using Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The two standards, the first of the 19650 series, will supersede BS 1192 (principles) and PAS 1192-2 (capital/delivery phase).

Part 1 deals with the concepts and principles applicable to the life-cycle of a built asset – from planning and design, through maintenance and repair to end-of-life.

Part 2 specifies requirements for information management in the form of a management process, within the delivery phase of the assets and the exchanges of information within it, when using BIM.

Standard under Part 2 can be applied to all types of assets and by all types organisations irrespective of their chosen procurement strategy.

It also includes a National Annex to align the ISO standard’s requirements with the national approach to BIM Level 2.

The standards cover those involved in the procurement, design, construction and/or commissioning of built assets; and those involved in delivering asset management activities, including operations and maintenance.

BSI head of built environment Ant Burd said: “If we are to assist with the digital transformation of the global built environment sector then we need to develop internationally agreed best practice approaches.

“The BS EN ISO 19650 series is in effect the start of this journey and will assist the sector in improving its information management and collaboration on projects – both national and international – ultimately culminating in better quality assets that are delivered more cost effectively.”

In addition, BSI has published PD 19650-0: 2019 Transition Guidance to BS EN ISO 19650 for organisations that have already implemented BS 1192 and PAS 1192-2.

This will help these organisations understand any changes between the UK’s existing standards and the ISO standards replacing them.

Two more standards in the BS EN ISO 19650 series are expected to be published in 2020: Part 3 on managing the operational assess and Part 5 which will cover the security of BIM, digital built environments and smart asset management.

These two standards will replace PAS 1192-3 and PAS 1192-5 respectively.

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Image: BSI launches new international standards on building information modelling. Photo: Courtesy of Kyle Loftus on Unsplash.

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