Comparison of ISO 19650 Part 2 and 3

Workflow comparison First, I constructed an information exchange process diagram based on ISO 19650 Part 2 dedicated to the delivery phase of an asset lifecycle (project delivery). Next, I have created an equivalent process for asset operation in accordance with ISO 19650 Part 3. The workflow is depicted in Figure 1 the process shown illustrates […]

BIM thinking ahead

I decided to challenge myself and explore existing and emerging technologies in order to estimate what could we achieve during the next 30 years. The question is considered in terms of an ever-evolving process of change and improvement within the Construction Industry. I do not believe that we can consider improvement as a finite process. […]

UK BIM Framework (roadmap)

UK BIM Framework roadmap! Almost three years have passed since the first BS EN ISO19650-1 standard was published.A lot of work has been done; some people are upset about the constant change, but we need to move quickly!We’d better get used to it, embrace it – it’s a fact of life. If I missed anything, […]

UK National Annex 2021 Discipline vs Role

The field ‘Role’ has been renamed ‘Discipline’ in the most recent edition of BS EN ISO-2 19650-2:2018 NA February 2021. The previously used role codes, derived from BS 1192:2007, had conflicts associated with contractual statuses such as client, contractor, and subcontractor, or sometimes inappropriate use of occupation title such as architect. [1] As a result, […]

The Museum of the Future

Introduction The idea to connect 3D CAD models with construction programs (4th Dimension) was formulated in 1986-87 when Bechtel collaborated with Hitachi Ltd to develop the 4D visual model[1] The 4D technique has been established by Martin Fischer from Stanford University[2] who proposed visual planning and scheduling to create one of the main processes in […]