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.
BIM has come a long way in the past few years and is set to accelerate both in importance and in practice as public-sector projects are mandated to create and maintain a building information model. So far, most of the attention has been on the capital/delivery phase. The new standard is set to ensure that the model initiated in design and developed through construction and into handover and start-up will serve the operational phase.
PAS 1192-3:2014 is a companion document to PAS 1192-2:2013, which specifies an information management process to support building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 in the capital/delivery phase of projects. PAS 1192-3 focuses on the operational phase of assets irrespective of whether these were commissioned through design and construction works, acquired through a transfer of ownership or form part of an existing facility asset portfolio. Whilst the operational phase of an asset is deemed to commence at handover, the requirements within PAS 1192-3 should also be helpful during design and construction works.
The members of the Steering Group were AEC3, Atkins Limited, BAM, BSRIA, CIC, ECS Limited, The Facilities Society, FSI (FM Solutions) Limited, Government Property Unit, Graeme Tappenden Consulting, Hitherwood Consulting, The Institute of Asset Management, National Grid, Network Rail, Parsons Brinckerhoff and the University of Greenwich.
You can obtain a free copy of PAS 1192-3:2014 Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling from the BSI Bookshop.