This guidance was compiled in April 2019 by the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDDB to help UK businesses and public clients understand the principles of building information modelling (BIM) according to BS EN ISO 19650 Parts 1 and 2.
The ISO 19650 standard is part of an ecosystem of national and international standards supporting information management processes, innovative technical solutions and good practice.
The guidance highlights how BIM can ensure significant improvements in delivery and performance efficiencies, while introducing digital ways of working in the built environment. It shows how benefits go beyond the construction stage into operations and maintenance, key to the vision of smarter cities. The adoption of BIM can improve whole-life economic, social and environmental value and promote human-centric design.
Information requirements and delivery are explained in practical terms, alongside technical, legal and contractual requirements.
Recommendations relevant to the UK are in the National Annex section, which describes the naming standard for information containers within a common data environment (CDE).