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Feedback sought for latest ISO 19650 guidance

4 February 2020

The BIM Alliance is looking for industry feedback to the latest BIM guidance in to support of the implementation of new international BIM standards. It also announced that the Construction Industry Council has agreed to release an updated BIM Protocol which will be authored by lawyers Andrew Croft, May Winfield and Simon Lewis. The Protocol was last updated in April 2018.

This new ISO guidance – the third edition of the UK’s Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery, has been written to help individuals and organisations in the UK to understand the details of BIM according to ISO 19650 and it complements the Guidance Part 1: Concepts that was first published in April 2019.

Additional navigation routes will also be added in future releases, say the authors representing the BIM Alliance, CDBB and BSI. These are likely to be focused on carrying out particular information management activities (such as defining information requirements, assembling or responding to an invitation to tender), or explaining key information management themes such as information delivery planning.

Ann Kemp, chair of the BIM Alliance, commented: “There is no question that this Part 2: Process Guidance will evolve. Having released the first and second editions in 2019, this third edition sees the completion of the ISO 19650-2 clause 5 analysis and provides guidance on the themes of information requirements and the BIM execution plan.

Having released the first and second editions in 2019, this third edition sees the completion of the ISO 19650-2 clause 5 analysis and provides guidance on the themes of information requirements and the BIM execution plan.– Ann Kemp, BIM Alliance

“You may be disappointed that this guidance doesn’t yet go far enough. Let me assure you that we are hard at work already on the next release, which will capture further key themes including exchange information requirements, information delivery planning, the information management function and open data.

“We are committing to three monthly updates to ensure we continue to make progress as fast as possible, and to reflect your feedback as soon as possible. We are also keen to hear from you on the handbooks, tools and templates that you believe need to be developed to help – as we will work to provide these in collaboration with others going forward, to hang off the Guidance Framework.

“As BSI, CDBB and UK BIM Alliance, we are urging the industry to get behind this Framework and discourage development of multiple ‘interpretations’ of how to implement ISO 19650. We particularly welcome the support of CIC in agreeing to the release of an updated Protocol, authored by Andrew Croft, May Winfield and Simon Lewis.

“This will be a jointly branded CIC, BSI, CDBB and UK BIM Alliance resource and will form a a critical part of the Guidance Framework. Our sincere thanks to CIC for this.”