Guidance for ISO 19650 series updated

An updated suite of guidance documents to support the BS EN ISO 19650 series has been launched by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (supported by the Construction Innovation Hub), BSI and the UK BIM Alliance. 

This latest release reflects “the massive voluntary effort by industry to continue the drive towards implementation of the UK BIM Framework across the whole built environment”, according to the UK BIM Alliance. 

New content includes an insight into the revised National Annex in Guidance Part 2, from the updated Standard BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 & Revised NA. Guidance Part 3 includes more detailed insight from a working group of people with expertise across the asset operation phase. A detailed information management process diagram has also been produced to supplement Guidance Part 3.

Guidance Part A now references a matrix of activities to be carried out in support of the information management function – this matrix is available in various formats, via the UK BIM Framework. Part D now reflects the asset information requirements as set out in ISO 19650-3, while Part E includes new guidance about the UK BIM Framework information protocol template and the information standard.

Guidance previously contained in the information protocol template has now been extended to provide deeper insight and it is provided as a separate document (as well as being contained in ISO 19650 Guidance Part E). This has led to a third edition of the information protocol template, which also contains some minor amendments following feedback.

Sarah Davidson, co-editor of the guidance, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to produce this Q1 update to the guidance, expanding the coverage of insight into the ISO 19650 series. I’m particularly pleased that we have been able to expand Guidance Part 3 covering the operational phase of assets and that we have been able to release guidance to support the updated ISO 19650-2 National Annex, which is also published today. The guidance is a great example of collaboration and I want to thank the authors, contributors and reviewers who continue to dedicate their time and expertise to the development of this guidance. It truly is a team effort.”

The guidance and resources are available at:

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