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BIP 2207

Building information management. A standard framework and guide to BS 1192

Status : Current   Published : August 2010



Building Information Management

A Standard Framework and Guide to BS 1192

Mervyn Richards

This book is a guide to BS 1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information, the British Standard that is the code of practice that provides a best practice method for the development, organization and management of production information for the construction industry. 

It explains in detail the processes and procedures needed to improve the quality of production information. It will help designers prepare the information before passing it to a construction team to enable a project to be constructed.

These processes were previously well-defined and managed in a paper-based filing system, but with the adoption of new electronic technologies, the need for good management has been overlooked.

The adoption of the management processes required to manage information throughout a project lifecycle will also allow the move from a document-centric environment to an information-centric environment – unlocking the power of information technology.

Who is the book for?

The British Standard, BS 1192 is applicable to the preparation and use of information throughout the design, construction, operation and deconstruction throughout the project lifecycle and the supply chain. So anyone specifying or referencing BS 1192 would find this book a great reference tool, whether you are an engineer, contractor, architect, designer or work elsewhere in the construction industry.

Contents of the guide to BS 1192 include:

  • Production info for the construction Industry
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The common data environment
  • Standard method and production
  • Specification
  • Implications of design management
  • References
  • Master document index template
  • Process maps
  • Consultant technical systems questionnaire
  • Project team member questionnaire
  • Drawing sheet template
  • Measurements and benefits
  • Abbreviations.

About the author

Mervyn Richards (Director and Principal Consultant for MR1 Consulting Ltd.) has an established position as an expert within the construction industry. He is a BIM/3D modelling consultant and implements innovative solutions in new business processes and their technical application, software development, industry standards for business and people processes.

  • Member of the committee that was responsible for developing BS 1192
  • Principal Consultant on the Avanti project for ICT and the Building Lifecycle Model and author of the 3D Object Oriented Project Model BIM and the management processes known as the ‘Common Data Environment’ (CDE)
  • Consultant for the Terminal 5 Programme in 3D modelling, BIM and new business processes for collaborative working.
  • Consultant on the Crossrail Project for 3D modelling and BIM implementation.
  • 1997 Winner Construction Industry Awards ‘Innovation in IT’ (Project - Heathrow Express).
  • Committee member of the Construction Project Information Committee (CPIC) and co author of the CPIC publication Production Information – A code of procedure for the construction industry (2003).

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Standard NumberBIP 2207
TitleBuilding information management. A standard framework and guide to BS 1192
Publication Date25 August 2010
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsConstruction, Architectural drawings, Management, Engineering drawings, Technical documents, Computer-aided design, Design, Computer applications, Computer graphics, Data organization, File organization (computers), Data structures, Graphic representation, Classification systems, Information handling, Identification methods, Coding (data conversion), Lines (geometry), Quality assurance
ISBN978 0 580 70870 1
File Size5.68 MB

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