BIM

  • UK Government Sponsors Revised Code of Practice

    Design and construction for operability

    The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has lent its support to the revision of BS 8536:2010, Facilities management briefingCode of practice. The revision will extend the scope of the standard to cover operational requirements through design, into construction and on to a period of aftercare once the facility is operational. The extended scope takes into account operational performance target-setting at the start of the project, information management, building information modelling, BSRIA's Soft Landings, Government Soft Landings and post-occupancy evaluation.

    It is expected that the draft for public consultation will be available after 1 March 2015. Publication of BS 8536:2015, Facilities management briefing for design and construction Code of practiceis expected in June 2015.

  • BIM Standard for the Operational Phase

    BIM comes to the operational phase

    Facilities management has received a major boost from the publication of a new standard for building information modelling (BIM). The work was sponsored by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) on behalf of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group with support from the UK government, and was undertaken by the British Standards Institution.

  • Getting on Top of Information

    Information mismanagement

    Does your organisation find that it has plenty of data on some buildings and too little on others? Are you sure that you know what information you should have to operate your facilities safely, correctly, efficiently and effectively? If you are in any doubt then you need to take a close look at BS 8587:2012 Guide to Facility Information Management. This standard addresses a fundamental concern: how do we get on top of information and not let it get on top of us?

  • Information Exchange the COBie Way

    Example COBie spreadsheet

    BSI has published BS 1192-4 Collaborative production of information Part 4: Fulfilling employers information exchange requirements using COBie – Code of practice. This new standard provides the foundations and principles of Level 2 BIM and is one of seven deliverables that can help organisations reach Level 2. BIM models rely on the exchange of structured and accurate data throughout an asset’s lifecycle. For this to happen in a clear manner COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange) is recommended.

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