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BS EN ISO 19650-1:2018

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Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM).
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Publication StatusCurrent
Publication Date2018
Format (Paperback, Hardback etc)A4
Brand / PublisherBSI

Official BSI DistributorBSI is aware that the UK industry has benefitted from free downloads of the BIM Level suite of standards; this has been due to government sponsorship to enable the faster adoption of BIM Level 2 in the UK. However, ISO standards do incur a charge, and to assist companies in their transition to the new ISO standards, BSI will be offering the PD 19650 free with the purchase of either BS EN ISO 19650 part 1 and 2.

What is this standard about? This international standard is the first part in the ISO 19650 series on building information modelling (BIM). This part outlines the concepts and principles and provides recommendations on how to manage building information.

Who is this standard for?

  • Those involved in the procurement, design, construction and/or commissioning of built assets
  • Those involved in delivering asset management activities, including operations and maintenance

Why should you use this standard?

It outlines concepts and principles for information management at a stage of maturity described as building information modelling (BIM) according to ISO 19650. It also provides recommendations for a framework to manage information including exchanging, recording, versioning and organizing for all actors. It applies to the whole life cycle of a built asset, including strategic planning, initial design, engineering, development, documentation and construction, day-to-day operation, maintenance, refurbishment, repair and end-of-life. Use of this standard will help remove barriers to collaborative working and competitive tendering across borders and increase opportunities. As well, the production and use of asset and project information models can also reduce risks and cost. NOTE: The recommendations of this standard should not hamper flexibility. Therefore, the concepts and principles should be adapted to the scale and complexity of the asset or project, to address the cost of implementing this standard.

What's changed since the last update?

This standard is based on BS 1192:2007+A2:2016 and PAS 1192-2:2013, which (along with BS EN ISO 19650-2) it supersedes. It is anticipated that if organizations are already using the existing BIM Level 2 BS/PAS suite of standards no changes will be required as there should be no inconsistency with projects using the ISO 19650 documents. Notwithstanding, to assist the UK construction industry with some necessary process adjustments, BS EN ISO 19650-1 includes a National Foreword explaining terminology and is published alongside PD 19650-0:2019 which supplies transitional guidance.