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 EIT is the Engineering Institute of Thailand, an organisation created under the Kings patronage. The EIT was established in 1943 and has a vision to be the professional and academic center in engineering as well as to offer Engineering guidance to society. The EIT aims to:
Â– Foster the unity among members.
Â– Support engineering education and research.
Â– Collaborate with other engineering institutions, both locally and internationally.
Â– Support the engineering profession and technological developments.
Â– Develop standard engineering practices, design codes, and reference of the benefits of the terms.
Â– Provide consultation and guidance for major engineering projects for the benefits of the public.
Â– Develop code of ethics for engineering practices.
The BIM Lab by EIT is a group focussed on developing and showcasing the progress of BIM in Thailand. This Facebook page hosts all of the groups content from updates and news through to meetings and events. The group hosts a lot of webinars, recordings and video content on this page around the technical use of BIM. As well as the BIM Lab facebook page you can also visit the EIT homepage at: https://eit.or.th