27 March 2017

What are BS ENISO 19650-1 and BS ENISO 19650-2 designed to do?

These documents are designed to serve as an International Standard for information management using building information modelling (BIM).

They set out the concepts and principles for successful information management at a stage of maturity described as “BIM according to ISO 19650”.

What do BS ENISO 19650-1 and BS ENISO 19650-2 cover?

This International Standard provides recommendations for a framework to manage information including exchanging, recording, versioning and organising for all participants addressing every working environment.

What does each part focus on?

Part 1 focuses on concepts and principles for information management. Part 2 specifies requirements for information management, in the form of a management process, within the context of the delivery phase of assets and the key exchanges of information within it, when using BIM.

What is the scope?

This standard applies to the whole life cycle of a built asset, including strategic planning, initial design and construction, day-to-day operation, maintenance, refurbishment, repair and end-of-life.

Who are the standards for?

The standards are aimed at all those involved in the asset life cycle. This includes, but is not limited to, the asset owner/operator, the project client, the asset manager, the design team, the construction supply chain, an equipment manufacturer, a system specialist, a regulator and an end-user.

How can the standard be tailored to requirements?

There are many different procurement routes and appointment arrangements for asset owners/operators or project clients to choose from to best meet their specific requirements. Although the roles, procedures, processes, activities or tasks described might vary from project to project, the concepts and principles described in tthe standard should be adopted and applied in accordance with the specific circumstances and requirements of the asset management or project delivery activities. The information requirements should specify or guide how this will be achieved and the details should be agreed in time for the requirements to be delivered efficiently and effectively.

How can I view and comment on BS ENISO 19650-1 and BS ENISO 19650-2?

The standards can be viewed and public comments are welcomed via the BSI Standards Development website (registration required to comment). Comments close on 11 April 2017

View and comment on BS ENISO 19650-1

View and comment on BS ENISO 19650-2