PAS 1192-3:2014 Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling (BIM)
In May 2011, the UK government published the construction strategy aimed at reducing the cost of public sector assets by up to 20% by 2016. The strategy calls "for a profound change in the relationship between public authorities and the construction industry to ensure the government consistently gets a good deal and the country gets the social and economic infrastructure it needs for the long-term".
To achieve this strategy, the government mandated that all companies tendering for government construction work should be working at level 2 BIM by 2016, and the first PAS in this series, PAS 1192-2:2013 was written to support government early adopters of BIM with their procurement and construction processes. The Ministry of Justice in particular had put the PAS into practice in its projects in 2013.
“The Industrial Strategy – Construction 2025 calls for future whole life cost savings of up to 33% and the application of digital capabilities such as those described in PAS 1192-3 is a part of achieving that target.”
Mark Bew, Chair of the HM Government BIM Task Group
Introducing PAS 1192-3
PAS 1192-3 is a partner to PAS 1192-2. PAS 1192-2 specifies an information management process to support building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 in the capital/delivery phase of projects. In contrast, PAS 1192-3 focuses on the operational phase of assets irrespective of whether these were commissioned through direct capital works, acquired through transfer of ownership or already existed in an asset portfolio. However, like PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3 applies to both building and infrastructure assets. It is envisaged that cost savings of 33% can be achieved across the CAPEX and OPEX phases through implementation of the processes outlined in PAS 1192-2 and PAS 1192-3.
PAS 1192-3 has been developed in recognition of the fact that the cost of operating and maintaining buildings and facilities can represent up to 85% of the whole-life cost, and savings can pay back any upfront premium in construction expenses in a few years.
PAS 1192-3 focusses on the information management requirements during the operational phase of assets. Like PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3 applies to both building and infrastructure assets and is based on the existing code of practice for the collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information, defined within BS 1192:2007.
Why should you use PAS 1192-3?
PAS 1192-3 provides guidance to Asset Managers on how to integrate the management of information across the longer term activity of asset management with the shorter term activity of asset construction for a portfolio of assets.
It should deliver real savings, which come about in a variety of ways, including:
- Reducing costs as a result of the automated transfer of accurate, complete and unambiguous information at asset handover and during transfer of operation from one service provider to another
- Better awareness of the operational and maintenance needs of assets
- Better decisions regarding operation and maintenance expenditure based on actual asset performance and status
- Better organizational and strategic planning from more complete and accurate asset information, for example in the development of the health and safety file required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
- Reducing management process costs arising from incomplete data.
Who should use PAS1192-3?
Operations and Maintenance Service providers
What’s the future of the PAS 1192 series?
The Government Construction Strategy (GCS) requires that: Government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016. PAS 1192-3, along with PAS 1192-2 are two of the seven key products which support the GCS and Level 2 BIM. Both PASs will also be included in a BIM Level 2 digital tool which will be available in 2015.