Join Fanny Angeles for an in-depth discussion in this video How does the ISO define BIM?, part of Introduction to ISO Global BIM Standards.
- ISO first defined BIM in the beginning of the century. It started with a broad definition, a technical specification for a framework to them become an international standard, defining data exchanges processes within the building life cycle. ISO published six documents related to BIM. Some of them have been reviewed and have new versions while some are still in development. Here's a list of all the publications. The most significant one is the 19650, since it talks about the process itself and not only about the methodology and framework. The title itself give us a lot of context. Organization and digitalization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including Building Information Modeling, information management using Building Information Modeling. Information management differs from information production and delivery. Information management should be applied throughout the entire life cycle of an asset and should be assigned to the most appropriate team. Only relevant information should be made available between the operational and delivery phase activities. And the quantity of information being managed during these phases, should be expected to increase. An information management process is always started by the appointment of a new delivery or operational phase, regardless of any formality. The process involved preparing requirements, reviewing of appointed parties, planning for information delivery and timing, and a review of deliverables against requirements prior to the integration with operational systems. The process's scale and complexity should be proportional to the project or activity. Information requirement are delegated to the most relevant appointed party in the delivery team. Deliverables are collected and gathered by the lead appointed party and then delivered to the client. Information exchange is used to transfer the information between parties when authorized by the client. The common data environment workflow is used to support collaborative production, management, sharing and exchange of all information during the operational and delivery phases. Information models containing federated information deliverables are produced as a result of a common data environment workflow to address the perspective of all interested parties.