Overview of the main PAS 1192 documents useful for BIM implementation

This document provides an overview of some of the main documents and sources of material useful to the implementation of BIM.

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Divided into three sections, it includes:

  1. BSI Materials (PAS 1192 documents)
  2. BIM Level 2 documents
  3. BIM Toolkit

BSI Materials

Below are details of the Publically available Standard (PAS) 1192 documents, one of which is now a British Standard. Each includes a brief overview of some of the British Standards material available.

While some of these documents focus on particular phases and audiences, those involved in the asset or building lifecycle should be aware and informed on the content of each document.

BS 1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice

Publication date: 31 December 2007

Cost: Free

Who's it for?

  • All parties involved in the preparation and use of information throughout the design, construction, operation and deconstruction.
  • Software developers

What's the focus?

Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information.

Main purpose

The document provides:

  • a method for managing the production, distribution and quality of construction information.
  • a naming policy.

Acronyms or technical terms used:

  • Common Data Environment (CDE),
  • Metadata
  • Naming structure

PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling

Publication date: 28 February 2013

Cost: Free

Who's it for?

Those involved in the construction and delivery stages.

What's the focus?

Project delivery phase

Main purpose

The document Lists requirements for BIM Level 2. It lists documents to be produced (i.e. BIM Execution Plan, Project Information model etc.) It explains how to manage the CDE.

Acronyms or technical terms used:

  • BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
  • Employers Information Requirements (EIR)
  • Project Implementation Plan (PIP)
  • Asset information model (AIM)
  • Common Data Environment (CDE)

PAS 1192-3 is the 'Specification for information management for the operational phase of construction projects using building information modelling

Publication date: March 2014

Cost: Free

Who's it for?

Managers of assets, including operation, maintenance and strategic management.

Consultants and suppliers involved in ensuring that information exchange throughout the lifecycle meets stakeholder requirements

What's the focus?

  • Operational phase,
  • Whole life-cycle asset management

Main purpose

Framework for information management for the whole life cycle of asset management.

Where is information kept, who owns it and what does it represent? Who can get to the information, who can manipulate it, and how we record it?

Acronyms or technical terms used:

  • Bew-Richards wedge diagram
  • Asset information model (AIM)
  • Digital plan of work (DPoW)

BS 1192-4:2014 Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer's information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice

Publication date: September 2014

Cost: Free

Who's it for?

  • Procurers, maintainers of assets, portfolio and facility managers, asset managers
  • Consultants and suppliers

What's the focus?

  • Information exchange
  • Data management
  • Data security

Main purpose

  • Defines how to transfer information between parties
  • Using COBie prior to commissioning expectations for the design and construction
  • Defines the methodology for the transfer between parties of structured information

Acronyms or technical terms used:

Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)

PAS 1192-5:2015 Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management

Publication date: 23 May 2015

Cost: Free

Who's it for?

  • Asset owners and stakeholders
  • Security requirements need to be considered for the whole lifecycle

What's the focus?

How to provide secure information sharing arrangements and how to use them in a security-minded fashion.

Main purpose

Outlines security threats to information.

Acronyms or technical terms used:

Smart asset management

BIM Level 2 documents

'Level 2 BIM' is made up of 8 core parts, the four standards detailed above:

  1. PAS 1192-2:2013
  2. PAS 1192-3:2014
  3. BS 1192-4:2014
  4. PAS 1192-5:2015

Plus the following:

  1. Construction Industry Council (CIC) BIM Protocol (First Edition 2013): The protocol can be appended to any contract form; it sits as the commercial basis for project members and for BIM models to work at BIM Level 2. For more information see here.
  2. Government Soft Landings (GSL): This is a Government initiative to improve outcomes over an asset lifecycle by engaging end users during the design and construction stages. It uses Building Information Model (BIM) to get better value from the operational lifecycle of an asset. There is a wealth of information on the BIM Task Group website and a regular steering group meeting between government departments to share experience.
  3. Classification: A classification system provides a common language across the supply chain for naming physical elements, systems and activities. Uniclass 2015 was launched on 9th July and is embedded within the NBS BIM Toolkit. Uniclass 2015 is a UK compliant implementation of ISO 12006-2. The Uniclass 2015 classification is arranged in seven tables: Complexes, Entities, Activities, Spaces/Locations, Elements, Systems, Products. More information is available via the NBS BIM Toolkit's technical support. The following classification systems are also cross-referenced in the toolkit:
  4. Digital Plan of Work (dPoW) - The Digital Plan of Work is embedded within the NBS BIM Toolkit, released as a beta version on 8th April 2015. This is a digital platform for project teams to interact and decide what work they will do and when. The Project DPoW specifies the information requirements for each project stage in terms of model geometry detail and data fields.

BIM Toolkit

This is an online platform for project teams to interact and decide what work they will do and when and then share that information with one another.

The BIM toolkit comprises a digital plan of work, a unified classification system called Uniclass 2015, 5000+ definition templates and a verification tool.

The toolkit can be used to:

  • Define information requirements aligned to specific project stages. Information requirements can be refined from project to project, incorporating lessons learned from previous projects.
  • Assemble the project team, define deliverables and assign roles and responsibilities.
  • Manage the delivery of information, following a digital BIM plan of work.
  • Access free-to-use BIM objects and manufacturer’s technical literature.
  • Follow a reference library of definition templates describing the typical level of definition for different stages of a project consistent with the unified classification system Uniclass 2015. Classification mappings are in place for mapping to NRM1 and NBS Create and may be expanded to include systems such as CESSM.
  • Provide digital information to specifiers.
  • Verify that the required information has been delivered, by identifying correctly classified objects and confirming that the required data is present.
  • As stated earlier the lists here are subject to addition and amendment, and are not intended to be exhaustive. Where readers identify possible errors or omissions they should report them to management@ice.org.uk for consideration by the ICE BIM Task Group.

The lists here are subject to addition and amendment, and are not intended to be exhaustive. Where readers identify possible errors or omissions they should report them to management@ice.org.uk for consideration by the ICE BIM Action Group.

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