New international BIM standard launched
The first two parts of a new international BIM standard have been published, providing a framework for managing information through collaborative working using BIM.
They form part 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.
Part 1 deals with concepts and principles, while part 2 covers the delivery phase of the assets.
Jøns Sjøgren, chair of the ISO technical subcommittee that developed the standards, said they will enable more widespread use of BIM and lead to more efficient building and infrastructure projects.
He said: “ISO 19650 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.”
“Taking this to an international level not only means more effective collaboration on global projects, but allows designers and contractors working on all kinds of building works to have clearer and more efficient information management.”
Future standards in the series include a Part 3 on managing the operational phase of assets and a Part 5 dedicated to security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.
ISO 19650-1 and ISO 19650-2 were developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 59, Buildings and civil engineering works, subcommittee SC 13, Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM).