Includes BIM progress and requirements.

ISO 19650 is the prominent global standard for the implementation of BIM, focusing on the collaborative process integral to the entire life cycle of constructed assets. Developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), this standard serves as a comprehensive framework for managing information from the conception of a project, through construction and operation to its eventual decommissioning. The development and publication of ISO 19650 highlights the commitment of international standards bodies to creating a consistent and efficient approach to BIM implementation on a global scale.  

ISO 19650 is a multi-part standard. Part 1 delineates fundamental concepts and principles, while Part 2 provides practical guidance for information management throughout the project life cycle. The scalability of ISO 19650 allows organizations to tailor its application to the specific needs and intricacies of their projects. As an internationally recognized standard, ISO 19650 reflects the collaborative efforts of standards bodies to enhance global construction industry practices. Throughout this process, transparency, collaboration, and consensus-building are key principles. ISO standards, including ISO 19650, are developed with input from experts and stakeholders worldwide to ensure that they reflect a global consensus on best practices.  

A country might choose to adopt ISO 19650 for several reasons, all of which contribute to the standard’s potential benefits in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of construction and infrastructure projects. Some of the reasons why a country might decide to adopt ISO 19650:

  • Global standardisation of processes
  • Support interoperability and collaboration
  • Consider a quality assured approach to information management
  • Competitive advantage and potential for cross boarder trade
  • Improved project delivery outcomes

In summary, the adoption of ISO 19650 by a country can bring about international alignment, improved collaboration, risk reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in the construction industry, ultimately contributing to more successful and sustainable infrastructure development. Countries will usually adopt ISO 19650 by publishing a national annex to the standard.

The BIM team within the 3D Construction Methodology Department of the LKC co-ordinates the BIM-related tasks of the projects belonging to the LKC, and the harmonisation of construction standards and procedures within the BIM area. The team has relevant and up-to-date information on the international position of BIM, has experience in domestic and international BIM projects, and is involved in domestic and international standardisation. The LKC BIM teams goal is to facilitate and help the spread of BIM in Hungary. To this end, based on the guidance of the International Standards Board and extensive professional comments, they are working on the development and implementation of proposals and methodologies to ensure its implementation. With the help of ‘BIM-köz-PONT’ (this public BIM portal), they want to create a platform for intensive and interactive communication, generating continuous feedback on the use and application of published materials.

On this website you can find the BIM handbook available for download. The BIM handbook is formed of several documents, as well as other sample text and design files, which can be downloaded and used for projects. The BIM Manual is uploaded in several parts:
– BIM Manual – General Description of BIM.
– BIM Manual Vol 1 Issue 2 – (an introduction to BIM)
– BIM Manual – Definitions and Definitions
– BIM Handbook – Areas of Application of BIM
– BIM Handbook – Relationship between BIM Applications and Project Phases

The Lechner Knowledge Centre (LKC) is a professional background institution to the Prime MinisterÂ’s Office specialising in architecture, land registry records and GIS. Its mission is the digitalisation and promotion of the wide range of public services it provides relating to the built environment and spatial data. The LKC has held the largest amount of spatial data and had the widest range of GIS expertise in Hungary since 2019. LKC serves as an intermediary between architecture and associated professions and the wider public, making its services available for both professional and residential users.

This website has access to a range of documents and articles relating to the transformation of the construction industry in Hungary, incorporating BIM. The website contains information on all aspects of the LKC profile, including:
– Settlements and smart city
– E-Construction
– Regional Planning and spatial modelling
– Documents and data services
– Remote sensing
– Geodesy
– Cultural heritage protection
– Land registry
– Knowledge sharing

This site is registered on as a development site.