Software compliance- essential resources for BIM

While it is impossible to fully understand the depth and breadth of BIM software tools and resources, the following software vendor directory gives a better understanding of the local software available that supports the transfer of model data coordination of various disciplines;  design, estimating, contracting and facility management tasks.

BIM software and information exchange friendly platforms are essential if we are to align ourselves with international trends.

How to Choose the right software for your organisation

When looking for a software vendor or professional, do not place too much importance on the specific tool or software they sell. It is the skill and expertise of their support and  the model data coordination processes that will ultimately shape the outcome of your project or organization.

BIM is now an ISO 19560 Standard

The ISO standards are aimed at all those involved in the asset life cycle. This includes, but is not limited to, the asset owner/operator, the project client, the asset manager, the design team, the construction supply chain, an equipment manufacturer, a system specialist, a regulator and an end-user.

How can the standard be tailored to requirements?

There are many different procurement routes and appointment arrangements for asset owners/operators or project clients to choose from to best meet their specific requirements. Although the roles, procedures, processes, activities or tasks described might vary from project to project, the concepts and principles described in the standard should be adopted and applied in accordance with the specific software requirements of the client or project delivery activities. The information requirements should specify or guide how this will be achieved and the details should be agreed in time for the requirements to be delivered efficiently and effectively.

Read More on ISO 19560 Transition

IFC Coordination

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is intended to describe building and construction industry data and is registered by ISO and is an official International Standard ISO 16739:2013.

It is vital for industry software applications to incorporate or support this schema for purpose and functionality.