What is ISO 19650?
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. In Q1 2019 the first two international standards of the series were published:
BS EN ISO 19650-1: Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling -- Information management using building information modelling: Concepts and principles
BS EN ISO 19650-2: Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling -- Information management using building information modelling: Delivery phase of the assets
These two standards are founded on the UK’s standards for information management using building information modelling, namely BS 1192:2007 + A2:2016 and PAS 1192-2:2013. The principles remain as per these standards with terminology changes being preserved via the UK National Forewords and National Annex.
The following document was also published alongside the standards:
- PD 19650-0 - UK Transition Guidance, which will along with the UK National Forewords and National Annex aid implementation of the ISO standards in the UK and ensure BIM Level 2 within the ISO framework.
ISO 19650 Webinar
Dr Anne Kemp, David Churcher and Paul Shillcock go through the new standards, answering questions surrounding the new transition from BS 1192 and PAS 1192-2 to ISO 19650 international standards.