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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (supported by the Construction Innovation Hub), BSI and the UK BIM Alliance, have today released an updated suite of guidance documents to support the BS EN ISO 19650 series. This latest release continues to reflect the massive voluntary effort by industry to continue the drive towards implementation of the UK BIM Framework across the whole built environment.

New content includes an insight into the revised National Annex in Guidance Part 2, from the updated Standard BS EN ISO 19650-2:2018 & Revised NA. Guidance Part 3 includes more detailed insight from a working group of people with expertise across the asset operation phase. A detailed information management process diagram has also been produced to supplement Guidance Part 3.

Guidance Part A now references a matrix of activities to be carried out in support of the information management function – this matrix is available in various formats, via the UK BIM Framework. Part D now reflects the asset information requirements as set out in ISO 19650-3 and Part E includes new guidance about the UK BIM Framework information protocol template and the information standard.

Guidance previously contained in the Information Protocol Template has now been extended to provide deeper insight and it is provided as a separate document (as well as being contained in ISO 19650 Guidance Part E). This has led to a third edition of the Information Protocol Template which also contains some minor amendments following feedback.

The guidance and resources are available at:

Co-Editor of the Guidance, Sarah Davidson said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to produce this Q1 update to the guidance, expanding the coverage of insight into the ISO 19650 series. I’m particularly pleased that we have been able to expand Guidance Part 3 covering the operational phase of assets and that we have been able to release guidance to support the updated ISO 19650-2 National Annex, which is also published today. The guidance is a great example of collaboration and I want to thank the authors, contributors and reviewers who continue to dedicate their time and expertise to the development of this guidance. It truly is a team effort.”


Notes for Editors:

About the UK BIM Framework

The UK BIM Framework sets out the approach for implementing BIM in the UK using the international framework for managing information provided by the ISO 19650 series. It includes:

  • published standards
  • the Guidance Framework
  • supporting case studies, resources and tools

Collectively the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDBB are developing and will champion the UK BIM Framework to guide and support industry in implementing information management within the digital built environment.

About the UK BIM Alliance

The UK BIM Alliance is YOU – our work is for the Industry, by the Industry. Here to help the industry take the first fundamental step in their journey to digital transformation, the UK BIM Alliance aims to ensure BIM becomes business as usual. Through its work the UK BIM Alliance is establishing and supporting a common understanding, a common approach and one voice.

About BSI

BSI is the business improvement company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. For over a century BSI has championed what good looks like and driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with 84,000 clients across 195 countries, it is a truly international business with skills and experience across a number of sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards Development and Knowledge Solutions, Assurance, Regulatory Services and Consulting Services, BSI improves business performance to help clients grow sustainably, manage risk and ultimately be more resilient and trusted. To learn more, please visit:

About CDBB

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.

About the Construction Innovation Hub

CDBB, together with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) forms part of the Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub), a £72 million Government-backed R&D initiative, funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

The Hub’s mission is to create better outcomes for current and future generations by driving the adoption of manufacturing and digital approaches that improve the delivery, resilience, and performance of infrastructure.