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Published today by the UK BIM Framework

The UK BIM Framework today releases the third edition of Guidance Part 2: process for Project Delivery to support practitioners in embedding and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery (Third Edition)

This document is available to download from the UK BIM Framework website 

The UK BIM Framework is the overarching approach to implementing BIM in UK developed by the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDBB, a core partner of the Construction Innovation Hub.   The Guidance serves to support the UK BIM Framework’s mission to develop industry understanding of BIM standards and their implementation. Collectively, BSI, CDBB and the UK BIM Alliance are developing and championing one single set of guidance in a clear and concise manner. By delivering a co-ordinated approach to creating and communicating an international wrapper for UK BIM we aim to ensure a smooth transition in the integration of the BS EN ISO 19650 series.  

The third edition of Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery includes completion of the analysis of ISO 19650-2 clause 5, with new content introduced in respect of clauses 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7.  Other updates include:

  • The provision of an ISO 19650-2 resource summary & associated resource map
  • Content covering information requirements generally, with consideration of organisation information requirements, asset information requirements & project information requirements
  • Content considering the purpose and requirements of the BIM execution plan

Co-Editor of the revised Guidance Part 2, Sarah Davidson from the UK BIM Alliance said: “It has always been the intention that the Guidance documents would evolve over time.  This third edition, relating to ISO 19650-2 is the result of industry feedback and ongoing collaboration with the community.  It is intended to provide helpful, practical and accessible guidance to enable adoption of the ISO 19650 standards that are currently available.”

Ant Burd, Associate Director of Built Environment Standards at BSI adds “the release of the Third Edition of Guidance Part 2 is another step forward to embedding and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK, and (realising) the considerable benefits such a digital approach can provide.  BSI is pleased to be able to support the production of a single set of guidance that complements our standards; catalysing their adoption and helping organisation, large and small, to make excellence around information management a habit.”

Executive Director of CDBB, Alexandra Bolton said: “We are delighted to partner with BSI and the UK BIM Alliance to provide industry with this updated guidance. Embedding digital ways of working that are trusted and secure is central to the Construction Innovation Hub’s mission to transform UK construction and will be key to boosting productivity, exports and asset performance to benefit society.”

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About the UK BIM Framework

The UK BIM Framework sets out the approach for implementing BIM in the UK using the framework for managing information provided by the ISO 19650 series.  Collectively the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDBB are developing and will champion this one framework of guidance in a clear and concise manner to support industry understanding of BIM standards and their implementation. For more information visit the website.

About the UK BIM Alliance

The UK BIM Alliance understands the value of a digitally enabled industry and is driving the industry to make BIM become business as usual.  The UK BIM Alliance is also the UK & Ireland chapter of buildingSMART.  For more information visit the website.

About BSI

BSI is the business standards company that helps organisations make excellence a habit – all over the world. Our business is enabling others to perform better.  For more information visit the website

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. CDBB, together with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) forms part of the Construction Innovation Hub, a £72 million Government-backed R&D initiative, funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The Hub aims to change the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within our built environment. For more information visit