PAS 1192-2 and BS1192:2007 are 2 key documents in the UK’s Level 2 BIM Framework. They are currently both undergoing an update and are under consultation. This means that you get a chance to help shape the future of the industry with your suggestions. Remember, there’s no point complaining about how things work if you haven’t attempted to make them better yourself!
Two key documents at the heart of BIM Level 2, PAS 1192-2 and BS1192:2007, are being revised by BSI with the proposals available for comment until the end of August.
The PAS 1192-2 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling is available here – and the BS1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Code of practices available here.
PAS 1192-2 was originally released in 2013, while BS1192 was last updated in 2008. Both documents are being revised to update out-of-date wording and reduce conflicts between the two standards.
Yesterday saw the launch of the BIM 2050 group. This a government supported project with the focus on young professionals shaping the future for BIM in the UK construction industry. The main aim of the group is to focus on the following areas:
To improve image and efficiency of the construction industry.
Promote shared knowledge and be an active forum for like minded industry professionals to collaborate.
Develop and review strategic scenarios for the future of the construction industry
Offer unique perspectives and critical thought leadership to challenge the construction industry.
Disseminate information to help positively shape the future of the construction industry
To take a wide view of the industry and research what an interdisciplinary scope of work may look like as technology develops.
“We have already saved £179m for the taxpayer by stripping out waste and are trail-blazing the use of digital technologies such as BIM, a pioneering UK-led ICT solution that shares building plans with multiple contractors working on a building project.
It is imperative we pass the baton of reform to the next generation of engineers and architects and the BIM 2050 group will help do this – it provides young construction professionals with a voice to challenge existing ways of working and deliver better results for the public and UK plc.”
This is another key step for UK BIM which is already up there and competing with the best in the world. The BIM 2050 group participants are young professionals who all have a forward thinking approach with a passion for BIM and emerging technologies. They will help to steer the UK government BIM stratergy and ensure that the UK stays up there. As a young passionate young BIM professional myself, I will certainly be looking into and hoping to play my part in the future!
Read more about the BIM 2050 Group and other UK government statergies on the BIM Task Group website here.
An update to the AEC (UK) BIM Standards document was released last week for public viewing through AEC (UK). The BIM Standards, now named BIM Protocols are an updated version of the standards released in 2009.
As well as the main protocols, AEC (UK) have relased a number of other relevant articles, including a BIM execution plan and BIM protocols for Revit and Bentley respectively.
The documents are all free to download from the official AEC (UK) website. The Protocols have been formed through the experience and knowledge of many of the key players in the UK BIM industry and set out some solid guidelines and standards to try and implement in your work / practice.
To download and view the latest documents, visit the AEC (UK) website here. Thanks to all involved for the hard work.