CIC BIM Standards – General (Version 2.1 – 2021)

Construction Industry Council Hong Kong

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) of Hong Kong was set up with the main function of forging consensus on long-term strategic issues, conveying the industryÂ’s needs and aspirations to Government, as well as providing a communication channel for Government to solicit advice on all construction-related matters. The CIC developed itself as a Centre of Excellence for BIM, formulating strategies for market transformation and promoting cross-discipline collaboration and wider adoption of BIM. The CIC provides support to the industry in five aspects, promotion on BIM adoption, training, standards, guidelines and specifications, BIM personnel certification and BIM courses accreditation, and BIM-related researches using the CIC Research Fund.
In 2020, the CIC reached another milestone for BIM adoption in Hong Kong, embracing ISO 19650. Along with this was the release of the CIC BIM Standards in December 2020, which contained major enhancements to align with ISO 19650’s Information Management principles, workflows and requirements, also providing Hong Kong ‘Local Annex’ of ISO 19650-2:2018.

The objective of this CIC ‘BIM Standards – General’ is to provide principles and workflow of information management using BIM, mainly including information management framework, information requirements, BIM implementation planning, introduction and functional requirements of CDE, information management workflow for stages in project life cycle, and modelling methodology and requirements, to facilitate prompt adoption of BIM by the construction industry in Hong Kong. Users are advised to go through the CIC BIM Standards and customise them for their specific project applications. The target users are the Appointing Parties / Employers / Clients / Owners (later referred to Appointing Parties) or their agents in the construction industry in Hong Kong who plan to use BIM on projects. The document will help them to prepare their BIM documentation.


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