A new set of international standards has just been published to enable BIM across projects and borders, benefitting the industry as a whole. The standard set is available from any national ISO member or through the ISO Store.
More construction means a greater need for efficient ways of working, which is why the 3D model-based approach of BIM in delivering construction projects is gaining traction worldwide. BIM gives architects, engineers and construction professionals the ability to plan, design and manage building projects more efficiently. It is growing in popularity, creating the need for an international framework that allows the industry to work together across projects and national borders.
The first two parts of ISO 19650, “Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) – Information management using building information modelling,” have just been published, providing a framework for managing information through collaborative working using BIM.
The standard was developed on the basis of the tried-and-tested British standard BS 1192 and publicly available specification PAS 1192-2, which have already been shown to help users save up to 22% in construction costs.
Future standards in the series include a Part 3 on managing the operational phase of assets and a Part 5 dedicated to security-minded BIM, digital built environments and smart asset management.
Contact Clare Naden, ISO, firstname.lastname@example.org