BIM Resources 2017-07-24T19:17:36+00:00

An Introduction to BIM

In the UK, the Construction Project Information Committee (CPIC), responsible for providing best practice guidance on construction production information and formed by representatives of major UK industry institutions, produced a definition similar to the US National BIM Standard Project Committee.

In June 2011 the UK government published its BIM strategy, announcing its intention to require collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016. Initially, compliance will require building data to be delivered in a vendor-neutral ‘COBie’ format, thus overcoming the limited interoperability of BIM software suites available on the market. The UK Government BIM Task Group is leading the government’s BIM programme and requirements, including a free-to-use set of UK standards and tools that define ‘level 2 BIM’.

In April 2016, the UK Government published a new central web portal as a point of reference for the industry for BIM Level 2.

Source: Wikipedia

UK BIM Standards

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

  • PAS 1192-3:2014
    Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling (BIM)
  • PAS 1192-5:2015
    Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management
  • BS 1192-4:2014
    Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice
  • BS 1192:2007 + A2:2016
    Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice
  • BS 8536-1:2015
    Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure)
  • BS 8536-2:2016
    BS 8536-2:2016 is part of the BIM level 2 suite of documents developed to help the construction industry adopt BIM.
  • Visit the official BIM Level 2 website to download the above documents HERE 

Other UK BIM Standards

AEC (UK )BIM TECHNOLOGY PROTOCOL V2.1
This generic document provides a platform-independent guide, which is further enhanced by the software-specific supplements.

AEC (UK) BIM PROTOCOL FOR AUTODESK REVIT V2.0
This supplementary document provides the additional detail and enhancements required to implement these protocols using Autodesk Revit.

BIM Guidance

  • BIM LEVEL 2 GUIDANCE: UK EDITION
    This guide is intended to help construction industry professionals, suppliers, clients and asset owners/operators understand and adopt all aspects of Level 2 BIM; a level of BIM maturity defined as embracing “file based collaboration and library management” in the delivery of assets.

  • BIM LEVEL 2 GUIDANCE: INTERNATIONAL EDITION
    This guide draws on the collective knowledge and experiences of those closely involved with the UK BIM strategy and industry experts immersed in the UK’s approach to BIM. This experience identifies the key lessons from the UK BIM strategy and provides an insight into how this learning can be applied in national BIM initiatives around the world.

  • PRODUCT DATA DEFINITION
    This technical specification is intended to provide a consistent methodology for the definition, creation, management and sharing of product information through the life cycle of an asset based on the purpose of that information, and who the information is to be used by.

  • LEVELS OF DEFINITION
    To define information delivery a reference library of definitions is required. Levels of definition may be either described in terms of geometry (levels of detail) or information requirements (levels of information).

  • EMPLOYER’S INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
    The Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) form part of the appointment and tender documents on a BIM Project.

  • CIC BIM PROTOCOL
    This Protocol identifies the Building Information Models that are required to be produced by members of the Project Team and puts into place specific obligations, liabilities and associated limitations on the use of the models.

  • CPIX BIM EXECUTION PLAN
    The BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is submitted firstly pre-contract to address the issues raised in the EIR and then with more detail post-contract award to explain the supplier’s methodology for delivering the project using BIM.

  • CPIX BIM ASSESSMENT FORM
    The BIM Assessment Form provides a meaningful method of assessing a project member’s BIM competence and maturity.

  • NBS BIM OBJECT STANDARD
    The availability of manufacturers’ BIM objects is an important factor in achieving success with BIM. The number of manufacturers engaging with BIM is rising but not quickly enough. The construction industry needs a comprehensive library of manufacturer BIM objects.

  • UNICLASS2015
    UNICLASS 2015 is a development of CPIC’s UNICLASS 2 and is now cited in the UK National foreword to ISO 12006-2 Building construction – Organisation of information about construction works as the UK response to that International Standard. This has the important effect of elevating its status from that enjoyed by previous versions of UNICLASS.

  • CLIENT’S GUIDE TO 3D SCANNING AND DATA CAPTURE
    In this guide, a variety of applications and their associated processes will be presented, with a focus on identifying the key challenges for clients looking to procure 3D scanning services for capital projects and facilities management applications.

  • SURVEY AND THE DIGITAL PLAN OF WORKS
    This guide highlights the key elements where a surveyor’s expertise can make the difference. It is not intended to be a definitive guide to BIM or surveying. It aims to give clients and survey practitioners alike a pragmatic understanding of the sequential development process, highlighting the issues for both to consider.

  • OUTLINE SCOPE OF SERVICES FOR THE ROLE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    This summary role description has been prepared for use on projects where appointments are based on individual scopes of service.

  • BEST PRACTICE GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE WHEN USING BIM
    The guide is directly addressed to the needs of insured parties – particularly consultants engaged in the production of definition information using Building Information Models.

  • BIM FOR HERITAGE – DEVELOPING A HISTORIC BUILDING INFORMATION MODEL
    This publication on Building Information Modelling for heritage (Historic BIM) offers guidance for owners, end-users and professionals in the fields of heritage and construction. By raising awareness of the potential advantages of a BIM approach, this guidance will help users successfully implement BIM in heritage projects.

UK BIM Sector Groups

UK Revit User Groups

  • LRUG – London Revit User Group – www.LRUG.org.uk

  • BRUG– Bristol Revit User Group – LinkedIn group page

  • RMUG – Revit Midlands User Group – www.RMUG.org.uk

  • MRUG – Manchester Revit User Group – www.MRUG.co.uk

  • RUGL – Revit User Group Leeds – LinkedIn group page

  • NERUG – North East Revit User Group – www.NERUG.co.uk

  • GRUG – Glasgow Revit User Group – www.GRUG.org.uk

  • ERUG – Edinburgh Revit User Group – LinkedIn group page

Worldwide Revit User Groups

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