BS 8536-1:2015 Briefing for design and construction: Code of practice for facilities management

BS 8536-1:2015

Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure)

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : July 2015



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What is this standard about?

BS 8536-1:2015 is part of the UK BIM Framework suite of documents developed to help the construction industry adopt BIM. It gives recommendations for the use of data and information needed for briefing for design and construction, ensuring that the future performance and use of a building is considered. The standard applies to all new buildings projects and major refurbishments.  

Who is this standard for?

  • Architects/designers
  • Structural engineers
  • Mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Estate managers
  • Facility managers
  • Asset managers (owners/operators)

Why should you use this standard? 

The revised standard provides guidance on adopting a systematic approach and using data and documentation to help ensure design takes into account the expected use of an asset during its entire lifetime. This will help improve operational performance and reduce costs, plus increase the value of an asset. It also gives guidance on how to extend the supply chain involvement through to operations and defined periods of aftercare.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • The incorporation of the principles of soft landings promoted by BSRIA, Government Soft Landings (GSL) and RIBA
  • The integration of comprehensive information management with the requirements for Post Occupancy Evaluation to strengthen the link between asset/facility owners, operators and facility managers and the design and construction team
  • Cross referencing of information requirements associated with Level 2 BIM in accordance with PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3, PAS 1192-5 and BS 1192-4
  • Updated content aligned with current industry best practices in briefing

Standard NumberBS 8536-1:2015
TitleBriefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure)
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 July 2015
Confirm Date10 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)PAS 1192-5, BS 1192:2007, PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3, BS 1192-4
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO 15686-1, BS EN 15331, BS EN 15221-6, BS EN 15221-3, BS EN 15265, BS 7000-6, BS EN 15221-4, BS ISO 15686-2, BS ISO 55002, BS ISO 55001, BS EN ISO 14001, BS EN 15221-7, PAS 91, BS 8572, BS ISO 19208, BS 7000-4, BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN 15643-3, BS EN 15221-2, BS ISO 37500, BS 8210, BS EN 15643-4, BS 8544, BS 8300, BS 7543, BS ISO 15686-10, BS EN 15221-1:2006, BS ISO 21500:2012, BS 9999:2008, BS ISO 55000:2014, BS 8587:2012, BS ISO 50004:2014, BS ISO 11620:2014, BS 7832:1995, BS 8572:2018, BS ISO 15686-5:2017, BS ISO 16439:2014, ISO 9699:1994, BS ISO 15392:2008, BS ISO 55002:2018
ReplacesBS 8536:2010
Draft Superseded By15/30315620 DC
DescriptorsManagement, Communication processes, Buildings, Organizations, Transport facilities (construction works, Design, Facility management, Technical documents, Energy conservation, Environmental management, Business facilities, Renovation, Building services, Documents, Educational facilities, Handbooks, Costs, Construction systems, Health and welfare facilities, Consumer-supplier relations, Maintenance, Construction works, Architectural design
ISBN978 0 580 88550 1
File Size1.097 MB

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