Feedback sought for latest ISO 19650 guidance

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.”

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  1. 19650 parts 0, 1 and 2 have been incorporated into Lawray Architect’s BEP already. It’s not a difficult thing to do.

    Where can I download the latest versions of 19650?
    Has a start been made on 19650-3 yet?

  2. John, you say you have incorporated parts 0, 1 and 2 but part 0 is a guidance document for parts 1 and 2. Are you sure you have incorporated it?

  3. Hi Nathan
    When I say incorporated (might not be the best word) I mean I have worked my way through 19650 and taken the guidance and advice to integrate 19650-1 and 2 into our business processes as certified under our 9001 certifications. This is what I did for the 6 parts of 1192. As you say, Part 0 is the transition guidance.

    Personally, I prefer 19650 and I am looking forward to future parts and the guidance that Anne Kemp and others are promoting so I can further refine our processes and procedures.

    For example I have a new BEP and BIM standards/RIBA Plan of Work checklists documents that fundamentally drive all the main BIM standards, protocols, classifications and the RIBA Plan of Work, etc., that sit underneath our BS EN ISO9001:2015 and BS EN ISO14001:2015 Quality and Environmental processes and procedures. Our 9001 certifications cover all the BIM integration and standards, etc., so we don’t need to apply for third party BIM specific certification (saves us loads of money this way).

    I’m currently waiting for the next update to the RIBA Plan of Work which will hopefully incorporate their Plan of Work for Fire proposal, as a result of Grenfell.

    19650 seems to be working for us but additional advice and guidance is always welcome.

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