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BIM Level 2 Documents and Standards

Table 1 - BIM Level 2 Documents and Standards

The documents in the table below form the core BIM Level 2 documentation, along with some other useful supporting documents.  

In addition, a wealth of BIM information can be found on the UK BIM Task Group website.  You may also find it useful to read about the Avanti Project and their case studies which prove the advantages and savings from using BIM.   

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PAS 91:2013

Construction prequalification questionnaires

BSI PAS 91 is a publicly available specification (PAS) that sets out the content, format and use of questions that are widely applicable to prequalification for construction tendering.

BIM capabilities are covered in Table 8 of this document.

BS 1192:2007

Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice

This standard establishes the methodology for managing the production, distribution and quality of construction information, including that generated by CAD systems, using a disciplined process for collaboration and a specified naming policy.

 BS 1192:2007

 

PAS 1192-2:2013

Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling

This Publically Available Specification (PAS) specifies requirements for achieving building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 – see Figure 1 and Table 1.

 PAS 1192-2:2013

PAS 1192-3:2014

Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling

This PAS specifies requirements for information management to achieve building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 in relation to the operation and maintenance of assets (buildings and infrastructure).

 

 PAS 1192-3:2014

BS 1192-4:2014

Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice

This British Standard defines a methodology for the transfer between parties of structured information relating to Facilities, including buildings and infrastructure.  It defines expectations for the design and construction project phases prior to handover and acquisition and the subsequent in-use phase. 

 BS 1192-4:2014

PAS 1192-5:2015

 

Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management

 

This PAS specifies requirements for the security-minded management of projects utilizing digital technologies, associated control systems, for example building management systems, digital built environments and smart asset management.

 

BS 7000-4:2013

Design management systems. Guide to managing design in construction

This part of BS 7000 gives guidance on management of the construction design process at all levels, for all organizations and for all types of construction projects. 

 BS 7000-4:2013

BS 8536-1:2015

 

Briefing for design and construction – Part1: Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure)

This British Standard considers matters relating to projects for the delivery of assets/facilities according to defined operational requirements, including maintenance, and expected performance outcomes.

BS 8541-1:2012

Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Part 1: Identification and classification - Code of practice

This part of BS 8541 gives recommendations for defining format and content for library objects to support project briefing, design, tendering, construction and management of built assets.

 BS 8541-1:2012

 

BS 8541-2:2011

Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Part 2: Recommended 2D symbols of building elements for use in building information modelling

This part of BS 8541 gives guidance and recommendations for symbols and other graphic conventions for use on drawings for the construction industry.  It is primarily intended for those preparing drawings. 

 BS 8541-2:2011

BS 8541-3: 2012

Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Part 3: Shape and measurement. Code of practice

This part of BS 8541 extends the recommendations in BS 8541-1 to cover purposes for characterizing the shape and measurement of construction library objects for use in the building construction and facility domain. It applies to the creation and use of generic objects and manufacturer’s product objects.

 BS 8541-3:2012

 

BS 8541-4: 2012

Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Part 4: Attributes for specification and assessment - Code of practice

This part of BS 8541 builds on the recommendations in BS 8541-1 to cover purposes for specifying and assessing attributes for construction library objects for use in the building construction and facility industry. It applies to the design of generic objects and manufacturer’s specific products.

 BS 8541-4: 2012

 

BS 8541-5:2015

 

Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Part 5: Assemblies – Code of practice

This part of BS 8541 gives recommendations covering the transmitting of assemblies of construction library objects for use throughout both the “project” and “in-use” life cycle stages. It applies to the provision of generic objects and manufacturers’ specific products.

BS 8541-6:2015

 

Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Part 6: Product and facility declarations – Code of practice

This part of BS 8541 gives recommendations on the transmission of product declarations relating to construction library objects and facility declarations (including buildings, infrastructure and built assets). It applies primarily to manufacturers’ specific products, but the principles and some examples are also applicable to facility declarations.


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BIP 2207

Building information management. A standard framework and guide to BS 1192

This book is a guide to BS 1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information, the British Standard that is the code of practice that provides a best practice method for the development, organization and management of production information for the construction industry.

It explains in detail the processes and procedures needed to improve the quality of production information. It will help designers prepare the information before passing it to a construction team to enable a project to be constructed.

 BIP 2207

CIC BIM Protocol

The BIM Protocol is a supplementary legal agreement that is incorporated into professional services appointments and construction contracts by means of a simple amendment.  The Protocol creates additional obligations and rights for the employer and the contracted party.  The Protocol is based on the direct contractual relationship between the employer and the supplier.  It does not create additional rights or liabilities between different suppliers.

 CIC BIM Protocol

 

CIC Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance when using BIM 

This Best Practice Guide has been produced by Griffiths & Armour on behalf of CIC in support of the work of the BIM Task Group. The guide is directly addressed to the needs of insured parties – particularly consultants engaged in the production of definition information using Building Information Models.

The aim of this best practice guide is to support the construction industry’s take up of Level 2 Building Information Modelling, by summarising the key areas of risk which Professional Indemnity (‘PI’) insurers associate with level 2 BIM and what you can do about those risks as a prudent insured.

 CIC Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance when using BIM
CIC Outline Scope of Service for the Role of Information Management This summary role description has been prepared for use on projects where appointments are based on individual scopes of service. The role of Information Management will be incorporated into a wider appointment and the obligations described here will be added to that agreement. This role description is based on the General Obligations defined in the CIC Report, ‘Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management’.

 CIC Outline Scope of Service for the Role of Information Management

 

CPIx Protocol

Beta versions of the CPIx BIM strategy templates are available on this site to download for use. These have been developed in consultation with the government BIM Task Group and are in accordance with PAS 1192-2.

 CPIx Protocol

EIR Core Contents and Guidance

This Specimen Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) document is designed to be included in the tender documents for the procurement of both a Design Team and the Constructor. The content can be incorporated into other tender documents. The EIR will require editing to confirm project-specific requirements for each of the sections. Standard responses have been included and in many cases these can be adopted without amendment. However, all EIR content will require review and confirmation before issue to ensure that there are no project specific issues which need to be taken into account.


EIR Core Contents and Guidance

NBS BIM Toolkit

The free-to-use NBS BIM Toolkit provides step-by-step help to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle.

 

 

BIM2AIM document suite

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have launched a suite of documents on how to define, procure and deliver Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) across their projects.  The documents have been re-defined to assist the MoJ’s supply chain by outlining a clear digital brief from tender and provide sufficient detail to enable data requirements to be packaged, procured and technically assessed on projects.

 You can formalise your knowledge of BIM by taking a BRE Academy online BIM course.