As mentioned in the most our BIM4 Series courses through BIM Academy Africa, it has finally been officially announced that the UK (BSI) will transition to ISO19650 parts 1 and 2 this year and parts 3 and 5 in 2020.
This is good news for us in looking at BIM as an international standard, as it will allow us to refine our learning content using the ISO standards that will be adopted globally. Going forward, one set of standards for all, about time!
BIM standards update from BSI (7 June 2018 Newsletter)
Transition from PAS 1192 series of standards to international standards
Later this year will see the first two international standards published for Building Information Modelling (BIM) 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.”
BSI is the business improvement company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. For over a century BSI has championed what good looks like and driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with over 86,000 clients across 193 countries, it is a truly international business with skills and experience across a number of sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards Development and Knowledge Solutions, Assurance and Professional Services, BSI improves business performance to help clients grow sustainably, manage risk and ultimately be more resilient.
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About The UK BIM Alliance
The UK BIM Alliance is a collaboratively based organisation supporting the drive to digitise the UK Built Environment. It is not just about BIM, but a broader vision for what our industry can be. We want BIM Level 2 to become business as usual for the whole industry through education, engagement, upskilling, case studies and business optimisation. In an industry of over 2.1M people, where 95% work in SMEs; our mission is to enable all actors to understand the value of a digitally enabled industry. The UK BIM Alliance aims to lead, facilitate and focus this value proposition to industry.
For more information visit the UK BIM Alliance