BS 8536-2:2016 Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure)

BS 8536-2:2016

Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure)

Status : Current   Published : October 2016



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What is this standard about?

BS 8536-2:2016 is part of the UK BIM Framework suite of documents developed to help the construction industry adopt BIM. It gives recommendations for providing a systematic, structured approach to briefing for design and construction projects, in relation to energy, telecommunication, transport, water and other utilities’ infrastructure. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Owners upgrading an existing asset
  • Organizations procuring a new asset
  • Designers
  • Constructors
  • Suppliers
  • Operators
  • Operations teams
  • Asset managers
  • Other specialists engaged in such activities

Why should you use this standard? 

It provides briefing recommendations for the design and operational performance of infrastructure assets. Adopting a systematic approach to briefing helps ensure that 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 8536-2:2016
TitleBriefing for design and construction. Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure)
Publication Date31 October 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO 15686-1, BS ISO 55001, BS EN 15221-6, BS EN ISO 14001, BS 7000-6, BS 8544, BS 8536-1, BS EN 15265, BS EN 15643-4, PD ISO/TS 21929-2, BS EN 15331, BS 8587, BS EN 15221-7, BS ISO 37500, BS EN 15643-2, BS EN 15221-2, BS EN 15221-3, BS EN ISO 9001, BS 8300, BS EN 15221-1, BS ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, ISO 21929-1:2011, BS ISO 15686-2, PAS 91, BS 8210, BS EN 15221-4, BS 7000-4, BS ISO 15686-10, BS 7543, PAS 1192-5:2015, BS 8572:2018, BS ISO 50004:2014, BS 1192:2007, BS ISO 16439:2014, BS ISO 15392:2008, BS 7832:1995, BS 1192-4:2014, BS EN 15221-1:2006, BS EN 15221-3:2011, BS ISO 6707-1:2014, BS ISO 15686-5:2017, BS ISO/IEC 12207:2008, PAS 1192-2:2013, BS ISO 21500:2012, BS 8587:2012, PAS 1192-3:2014, BS EN ISO 9000:2015, BS ISO 55000:2014, BS ISO 19208, BS ISO 11620, BS ISO 55002, BS ISO 15489-1, BS EN 15643-3
Draft Superseded By16/30333120 DC
DescriptorsConsumer-supplier relations, Design, Transport facilities (construction works, Buildings, Documents, Construction systems, Handbooks, Management, Technical documents, Business facilities, Facility management, Educational facilities, Health and welfare facilities, Organizations, Energy conservation, Building services, Maintenance, Architectural design, Renovation, Construction works, Costs, Environmental management, Communication processes
ISBN978 0 580 92299 2
File Size2.047 MB

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