Following an Innovate UK competition in 2013, two essential parts of the BIM Level 2 implementation plan were developed to sit alongside the BIM Level 2 documentation, enabling the industry to greatly improve the procurement process through the use of data and data verification.
Uniclass 2015 is a unified classification for the UK industry covering all construction sectors. It contains consistent tables classifying items of all scale from a facility such as a railway down through to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.
This new classification system was a key deliverable of the Innovate UK funded BIM Toolkit project. As part of this project, NBS worked with experts from across the industry to develop Uniclass 2015. This builds on previous versions and developments of Uniclass by CPI, but significantly extends the scope and responds to industry feedback to this previous work.
A digital plan of work enables an employer to define the deliverables required at each stage of a construction project – from developing the strategy through to managing the asset. The content from the plan of work develops over as more information is known about the project. It should be made available to all participants on the project so that they know who must deliver what information and when.
Learning Outcomes Framework
The BIM Learning Outcomes Framework (LOF) provides consistent information on BIM Level 2 to institutions, academia, training providers and private educators developing and delivering training courses to professionals in the sector. This aims to build capacity development in the industry.
The Learning Outcomes Framework was created by the UK BIM Academic Forum and the UK BIM Task Group in 2014.
ISO 19650 Webinar
Dr Anne Kemp, David Churcher and Paul Shillcock go through the new ISO 19650, answering questions surrounding the new transition from BS 1192 and PAS 1192-2 to ISO 19650 international standards. The ISO 19650 standard is an international standard for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using building information modelling (BIM). It contains all the same principles and high-level requirements as BIM Level 2 and is closely aligned with the current UK 1192 standards.