BIM is broadly defined all around the world. Between misconception and national interpretation, ISO gathers knowledge and helps the industry to agree on a common process.
- So, why BIM? Why would BIM benefit from international standards? As BIM is probably used around the world, it is also used and defined differently. Many standards have been developed by the public and the private industry. I must admit that while most standards are beneficial, some have questionable value. Maybe part of the problem is that even though we've been talking about BIM for more than 20 years, BIM is still being defined and redefined. With an international standard, BIM would benefit from being clearly defined, and therefore, increase the efficiency and quality of the implementation process. ISO, by gathering knowledge and experience, will help the building industry to agree on a common definition and process. In part one of ISO 19650, we see that today, the industry is spending time on making correction to unstructured information or incorrect management of information by untrained personnel and on solving problem related to information reuse and reproduction. I agree with ISO in that this issue will be reduced considerably by applying a proper process. Or in their own terms, the issue will resolved if the concepts and principles within this document are applied.