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.
BIMTECH is a group which help the construction sector in Romania to become efficient, sustainable, and operate at the level of international standards. The group do this through work in three areas, Research, Development and Implementation. BIMTECH creates a pole of competence that includes specialists and information that support the construction sector by actively supporting projects based on the BIM concept. They analyze and recommend technologies that comply with international and local standards, in accordance with the design requirements, ensuring the way to optimize the design, execution, operation times, and the tools used. They offer expertise in BIM pilot projects, which are the starting point for observing and implementing functional workflows in the construction sector through a consolidated approach to the stages of the building life cycle.
The BIMTECH group is a multidisciplinary team of specialists consisting of academics, architects, engineers, lawyers and entrepreneurs. The members of the Association want to associate in order to research, develop and implement applicable technologies within a platform for the design, management, execution and operation of the built environment. This website contains details of the group and their activities as well as the latest news, details of pilot projects, recent video recordings and upcoming events.