My presentation focussed on the BIM Task Group Labs work that was done earlier this year. This was around:
- The need to understand the client requirements through plain-language-questions from which the information requirements can be defined;
- The need for an object-based classification system based on ISO 12006-2;
- The need for defined specific property sets against these objects; and
- The need to define when in the project time line this information is required by the client.
Rather than post the presentation - an article version of this can be read at:
And the content of the BIM Task Group Labs can be found at:
|B/555 work explained - Mssrs Oakley, Richards, Suchocki, Philp and Nisbet|
The main part of the conference was looking at the work in progress and published by the BSI B/555 BIM committee. A list of BSI BIM documentation can be found at:
This includes links and info about PAS 1192-2,3, BS 8541-1,2,3,4,5,6, BS 1192, BIP 2207, BS 7000-4 and more.
The chair and opening speaker was David Philp from Mace/Cabinet Office. At the start of the day, one of David's key messages was for everyone to download the Government's 2025 construction strategy. Essential reading for everyone.
|Government 2025 Construction|
And at the end of the day, David summed the session up with points along the following lines...
- Whatever an organisation's role in the construction industry - client, designer, contractor, manufacturers - there are tremendous drivers to adopt BIM.
- There is now a need to "close off" the level-2 BIM supporting literature. This includes PAS 1192-3, Uniclass 2 and the digital plan of work information sets.
- The importance of establishing "who" is doing "what", "how" and "when" through comprehensive BIM Execution Plans is essential.
- Within organisations moving to a digital age, cultural change is required and strong leadership is needed.
- Credit must be given to the B/555 committee for their progress with their publications over the last year.