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ISO publishes BIM Standards

“Taking this to an international level not only means more effective collaboration on global projects, but allows designers and contractors working on all kinds of building works to have clearer and more efficient information management.”


ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, has published the first two parts of ISO 19650Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) – Information management using building information modelling, providing a framework for managing information through collaborative working using BIM.

Jøns Sjøgren, Chair of the ISO technical subcommittee that developed the standards, said in an ISO statement, that the new releases will enable more widespread use of BIM and thus more efficient building and infrastructure projects.

“ISO 19650 was developed on the basis of the tried-and-tested British standard BS 1192 and publicly available specification PAS 1192-2, which have already been shown to help users save up to 22% in construction costs,” he said.

“Taking this to an international level not only means more effective collaboration on global projects, but allows designers and contractors working on all kinds of building works to have clearer and more efficient information management.”

Future standards in the series include a Part 3 on managing the operational phase of assets and a Part 5 dedicated to security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.