PAS 1192-5:2015 Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management
Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves data sharing and its transparent nature presents a potential opportunity for hostile forces. In response the entire construction and operations supply chain needs to employ a security-minded approach and communicate in a cyber-security conscious way which both enables business to function and minimizes the value of information being shared for hostile reconnaissance purposes.
Therefore PAS 1192-5 specifies requirements for cyber-security minded BIM. It outlines the cyber-security vulnerabilities to hostile attack when using BIM and provides an assessment process to determine the levels of cyber-security for BIM collaboration which should be applied during all phases of the site and building lifecycle.
PAS 1192-5 (alongside PAS 1192-2 and PAS 1192-3) is also one of the seven key products which the Government has mandated companies to use in order to qualify as working to Level 2 BIM, which makes companies eligible to tender for government contracts
Who is the PAS for?
PAS 1192-5 is of relevance to any organization working with building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.
Specifically, it is intended for use by assets owner or employers within a BIM, digital built environments and smart asset management project. It will also be of interest and relevance to organizations and individuals involved in the design, construction and delivery of built assets, especially those who wish to protect their commercial information and intellectual property or those employed by an asset owner or employer.
The approach outlined in this PAS is applicable not only to projects employing BIM and the implementation and use of smart asset management, but to any built asset where asset information is created, stored, processed and viewed in digital form. It is also applicable to the capture of digital survey data as part of the day-to-day asset management processes or in anticipation of a future project.
Key users will be:
- Employers within a BIM project
- Asset Owners
- Operations and Maintenance Service providers
- Software Suppliers
- Architects and Surveyors
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Software vendors
- Trade Association (RIBA, RICS, ICE, CIOB, CIAT, ICE Surveyors, UK Contractors Group)
- Facilities managers
What does the PAS cover?
The PAS specifies requirements for security-minded management of building information modelling (BIM) and digital built environments. It outlines security threats to information during asset:
- operation and maintenance
- change of use, and
It explains the need for, and application of, trustworthiness and security controls throughout a built asset’s lifecycle (including the full BIM project lifecycle) to deliver a holistic approach encompassing:
- resiliance and
The PAS addresses the steps required to create and cultivate an appropriate security mindset and secure culture within an organization, including the need to monitor and audit compliance.
It provides a foundation to support the evolution of future digital built environments, for example intelligent buildings, infrastructure and Smart Cities, but does not detail technical architectures for their implementation. While the processes contained within it may be application to other data management systems, this PAS does not specifically address issues relating to these systems.