Lesson 1, Topic 1
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BIM How?

i) 1984 The first BIM concept
ii) 1986 the first BIM software released
iii) In 1992, Building Information Model was established as an official term.
iv) 1993 building performance data was used
v) In 2000 Revit was born, then Navisworks followed in 2001.
vi) In 2006 Digital Project.
vii)2013 PAS 1192-2
viii) 2016 UK BIM Mandate
ix) 2018 ISO 19650 1 & 2
x) Ever since BIM has been steadily growing in popularity and in maturity.
Perhaps no BIM presentation is complete without an image of the UK maturity model (pictured above), developed by Mark Bew and Mervyn Richards. Instantly recognisable by its wedge shape, it has been a useful diagram for the supply chain to identify what it is to deliver and the competencies required while the client can understand what the supply chain is offering. In essence, it is all about communicating expectations.

For anyone new to BIM it can be easy to get your 2D, 3D, 4D and 5Ds mixed up with your BIM Levels 0, 1, 2 and 3. By defining levels of maturity, organisations can set a benchmark as to where they currently are.
The suite consists of four published standards and one further standard which is in development (expected publication 2022).

Part 1 of the ISO 19650 suite presents some revised concepts and principles behind BIM implementation. These are based on best practice and have been presented in a clearer, less intimidating way than previous BIM standards. They illustrate not only BIM concepts and practices but also lay out the value of BIM implementation from a business standpoint.

Part 2 of the ISO 19650 suite concerns the delivery phase of built assets. On the Client’s side, it presents a framework that allows the Client to establish their informational requirements in a holistic and comprehensive way. On the Supplier’s side, it prescribes an ideal environment for the collaborative production of asset information which takes place as a direct response to the Client’s informational requirements. Ultimately, it ensures not only that the Client fully articulates their needs, but also that the Suppliers can produce and deliver this information in a way that is most efficient and effective, adding considerable value to the Project.

Part 3 of the ISO 19650 suite concerns the operational phase of built assets. Like Part 2, it presents a framework that allows the Client to establish their informational requirements in a holistic and comprehensive way, however, the focus here is on the information that the Client requires for the efficient and effective operation of the asset following handover.

Part 5 of the ISO 19650 suite concerns security-related issues associated with the digitalised management of information. This seeks to make all involved parties aware of the vulnerability of the information that is (or has been) produced and prescribes a number of solutions for the management of security-related risk.
It illustrates the various initiatives which are being used to roll out BIM globally.

More than 30 countries have adopted or are planning to adopt BIM, the various methods being used to adopt BIM around the world, with a focus on the use of governmental mandates.